I guess this really is the year of the cow -- OLD PARTNER (Wonang Sori) was the No. 1 film in the land for a second week. The low budget documentary made another 2.4 billion won ($1.55 million) to bring its total box office now to 13.3 billion won ($8.4 million). In fact, OLD PARTNER has now topped 2 million admissions. Pretty amazing for a film that did not sell even 6,000 tickets in its opening weekend.
In second, once again, was BENJAMIN BUTTON, followed by Korea's THE SCAM (Jakjeon). The top new film was Clive Owen's THE INTERNATIONAL, down in fourth. Other new openers were THE UNBORN in sixth and Korea's GUSEJU 2 in ninth.
December's big hit, SCANDAL MAKERS (Gwasok Seukaendeul) finally dropped out of the top 10, falling to 12th. But don't feel too bad for the silly Cha Tae-hyun comedy: now that it is topped 8.2 million admissions, SCANDAL has become the sixth-biggest film ever in Korea. And, even better, it has apparently had its remake rights picked up by Hollywood.