The blockbuster has now had over 5.2 million admissions in 12 days, making it by far the biggest foreign opening ever in Korea. Could TRANSFORMERS 2 be the first foreign film to make it to 10 million admissions? Possibly. I do not see any huge films on the calendar for the next couple of weeks (HARRY POTTER on the 15th, then HAEUNDAE on the 23rd). Although traditionally Hollywood films do not sustain at the box office as well as Korean films do.
After TRANSFORMERS, the next three films on the chart were all Korean, so I guess that is kind of good news. RUNNING TURTLE continues to hold up, landing in No. 2 with 1.84 billion won to bring its total to 16.18 billion won ($12.7 million).
The uplifting tale of some scrappy women overcoming the odds to compete in an unpopular sport
|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Revenue (bil. won)||Total Revenue (bil. won)|
|1.||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||6.24||1076||9.86||35.28|
|2.||Running Turtle (Geobuki Dallinda- Korean)||6.11||402||1.84||16.18|
|3.||Bronze Medalist (Kingkongeul Deulda - Korean)||7.01||529||1.78||2.27|
|4.||Blood Pledge (Yeogo Goedam 5 - Korean)||6.18||352||0.52||3.66|
|5.||Night at the Museum 2||6.04||254||0.25||12.25|
|7.||Mother (Madeo - Korean)||5.28||220||0.12||19.79|
|9.||The Unknown Woman||7.02||21||0.066||0.093|
|10.||Drag Me to Hell||6.11||23||0.20||1.82|