Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Nov. 7-9

James Bond has a pretty good opening last weekend. Not record-breaking or anything amazing, but pretty good -- almost 900,000 admissions and $4.3 million. Personally, I thought it was a noisy, annoying film. Exceptionally well done... but so well done technically that it was pretty empty. Also, it gave me a headache.

Kind of cool, though, that it was released a week before the US market.

Otherwise, not a lot of insights to add. Yet another film with a ONCE UPON A TIME English title opened, but no one seemed to care. Really, that title should be retired, like Wayne Gretzky or Michael Jordan's jersey.

Not sure what I think of the manga adaptation ANTIQUE. Very middling advertising campaign. Love that food pr0n, but this was not a great example of the genre.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.Quantum of Solace 11.055744.485.72
2.My Wife Got Married (Anaega Gyeolhonhaessda - Korean) 10.233861.429/83
3.The Bank Job 10.302500.692.50
4.Eagle Eye 10.092880.5814.04
5. Fly Me to the Moon 10.301790.330.78
6.Once Upon a Time in Seoul (Sonyeon-eun Ulji Anhneunda - Korean) 11.062410.330.40
7.Mamma Mia! 9.042100.2828.58
8.Body of Lies 10.232600.263.59
9.Antique (Seoyangroldongyang-gwajeom aentikeu - Korean) 11.131810.230.24
10.Good & Bye 10.301660.140.68
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 98% of nationwide box office)

PS: Forget to mention -- Zach Snyder was in town on Monday, shilling for THE WATCHMEN. And like a total idiot, I forgot to go. I am really hating myself right now. THE WATCHMEN is looking great and it is one of my favorite comic books ever. Sigh.

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