Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Korea Weekend Box Office - Jan. 9-11

Just two Korean movies in the top-10 last weekend... But they were the most popular two films, so at least they made it count. Same as last weekend, A FROZEN FLOWER followed by SCANDAL MAKERS.

So far in 2009, Korean movies are accounting for 53.5 percent of the box office. So are we happier?

Not much notable, otherwise. BE KIND REWIND opened only in 11th, but that is not really a surprise. REWIND's opening weekend of 17,000 admissions was slightly better than THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP's opening of 12,000. Not sure if that makes me happy, because Michel Gondry is doing better, or depressed, because it did better than THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP (which I really liked).

Things should get more interesting next weekend, as the pre-Seollal holiday films start to get released.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.A Frozen Flower (Ssanghwajeom - Korean) 12.305403.6016.50
2.Scandal Makers (Gwasok Seukaendeul - Korean) 12.044172.7738.06
3.Madagascar 2 1.084562.402.75
4.Transporter 3 1.083202.322.74
5. Bolt 12.313220.634.16
6.Yes Man 12.182370.608.08
7.Defiance 1.082010.520.61
8.Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 12.172080.309.09
9.Journey to the Center of the Earth 12.182580.268.89
10.The Day the Earth Stood Still 12.242340.1010.28
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 98% of nationwide box office)

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