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 Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Revenue (bil. won)||Total Revenue (bil. won)|
|1.||A Frozen Flower (Ssanghwajeom - Korean)||12.30||540||3.60||16.50|
|2.||Scandal Makers (Gwasok Seukaendeul - Korean)||12.04||417||2.77||38.06|
|8.||Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea||12.17||208||0.30||9.09|
|9.||Journey to the Center of the Earth||12.18||258||0.26||8.89|
|10.||The Day the Earth Stood Still||12.24||234||0.10||10.28|