Yoo Ha's adult tale of courtly and bedroom intrigue in the Goryeo Dynasty, A FROZEN FLOWER, got off to a hot start last weekend, taking in
SCANDAL MAKERS continues its torrid pace, earning another
Following those two Korean films, you have a long list of Hollywood majors, mostly doing minor business. Except for No. 5, where Miyazaki's PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA made another
|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Revenue (bil. won)||Total Revenue (bil. won)|
|1.||A Frozen Flower (Ssanghwajeom - Korean)||12.30||580||5.15||10.25|
|2.||Scandal Makers (Gwasok Seukaendeul - Korean)||12.04||429||3.42||33.55|
|5.||Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea||12.17||359||0.97||8.48|
|6.||The Day the Earth Stood Still||12.24||312||0.86||9.96|
|7.||Journey to the Center of the Earth||12.18||366||0.81||8.40|
|10.||Lost and Found (Dalkomhan Geojitmal - Korean)||12.18||128||0.082||3.07|
In a hopeful sign for the future, I'M SORRY DOKDO did pretty sorry business. Opening on 26 screens, DOKDO opened in 22nd, with just 12 million won ($10,000). So much potential for snark... But I will try to control myself. Suffice it to say, I think we just found a good metric for how strongly Koreans really feel about this fake controversy -- i.e., not very much.
Now let's never speak of this film again.