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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.08 ~ 2012.06.10

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HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.06.08 ~ 2012.06.10)

This past week saw the release of two big films in Korea. First was the much-anticipated "Prometheus" from director Ridley Scott, followed by Kim Dae-seung's erotic historical drama "The Concubine". The local flavour came out tops, achieving almost double the admissions count of the Ridely's prequel to the iconic "Alien" films. "The Concubine" earned 522,386 admissions in its first weekend, putting its total on just short of a million admissions in its first week.

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" has been receiving a good deal of success not only in Korea, but internationally too. It has already grossed over $60,000,000 in the U.S. and has been viewed by some 636,166 moviegoers in Korea thus far. Min Gyoo-dong's comedy drama "Everything about my Wife" is still up there at number three with 299,079 admissions, followed by the epic sci-fi flick "Prometheus" at four. "Prometheus" has been met with largely positive reviews internationally and was flagged as one of the top films of the summer along side the new "Batman" film that is set for release in July.

Last week's number one "Men in Black III" now finds itself at five, attracting 255, 381 moviegoers in its third week out on the Korean cinema circuit. Sin Tae-ra's "Runway Cop" follows suit with 195,111 admissions. Sin Tae-ra's latest comedy stars Kang Ji-hwan, Seong Yoo-ri, Lee Soo-hyeok and Kim Yeong-kwang. This is Sin's forth major feature, his previous being "My Girlfriend is an Agent", "Black House" and "Brainwave". Kim Tae-kyeong "Don't Click" is next at number seven, claiming just 176,022 in its second week.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" drops from last week's five to this week's eight with 57,184 admissions. And the highest grossing film of the year "Marvel's The Avengers" is at nine with 16,211. That pushed "The Avengers" to over 7 million admissions here in Korea, a phenomenal achievement that only might only be challenged come the summer. Last is "The Taste of Money" which added 5,521 to its new total of 1,156,896 admissions.

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2012.06.08 - 2012.06.10 (www.kobis.or.kr)

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "The Concubine" (후궁: 제왕의 첩) 2012/06/06 522 386 987 620
2 "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"   355 046 636 166
3 "Everything about my Wife" (내 아내의 모든 것) 2012/05/17 299 079 3 424 754
4 "Prometheus"   273 319 549 637
5 "Men in Black III"   255 381 3 017 010
6 "Runway Cop" (차형사) 2012/05/30 195 111 861 327
7 "Don't Click" (미확인 동영상 : 절대클릭금지 ) 2012/05/30 176 022 745 047
8 "Snow White and the Huntsman"   57 184 605 699
9 "Marvel's The Avengers"   16 211 7 040 226
10 "The Taste of Money" (돈의 맛) 2012/05/17 5 521 1 156 896
Korean movies only  
  "In Another Country" (다른 나라에서) 2012/05/31 3 764 18 298
  "As One" (코리아) 2012/05/03 1 359 1 865 722
  "Architecture 101" (건축학개론) 2012/03/22 542 4 103 584
  "Super Star" (슈퍼스타) 2012/06/07 456 672
  "Two Weddings and a Funeral" (두 번의 결혼식과 한 번의 장례식) 2012/06/21 362 362
  "Tarbosaurus 3D" (점박이: 한반도의 공룡 3D) 2012/01/26 238 1 032 323
  "Talking Architect" (말하는 건축가) 2012/03/08 216 37 688
  "A Muse" (은교) 2012/04/25 119 1 343 820
  "Kids From Heaven" (천국의 아이들) 2012/05/24 116 1 897
  "Hello!" (안녕,하세요!) 2012/05/24 115 4 063

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