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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.03.30 ~ 2012.04.01

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HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.03.30 ~ 2012.03.01)

It's another week on top for Lee Yong-joo-I's "Architecture 101", adding another 570 917 admissions as it approaches the two million admissions mark. Lee Yong-joo-I's melodrama captured 29.30% of the ticket sales and just managed to edge out the foreign blockbuster "Wrath of the Titans" to stay on top for the second week running.

Jonathan Liebesman's "Wrath of the Titans" came out this week and with it the glorious tales of valour of the Greek legend Perseus as he attempts to free his father Zeus from his deviant and sinister brothers. This action flick just missed out on being the hot choice of the weekend, earning 482 488 admissions and holding 28.80% of the ticket sales. In third is the French offering "The Intouchables", down one place with 315 940 in the wake of the monstrous hit above. The next Korean film in the chart is the new entry "Over my Dead Body" by Wu Seon-ho and stars Lee Beom-soo, Ryoo Seung-beom, and Kim Ok-bin. Wu Seon-ho won the comedy award at the 4th Mise- en-Scene Short Film Festival and produced the film with comfortable budget of $2.6 million.

"Helpless" by Byeon Yeong-joo is at four with 110 313 admissions, that makes it's total thus far a respectable 2,339,130, and keeps it just about "Love Fiction" as the fourth highest grossing Korean film of 2012. It's all down hill from here as the next entry, "This Means War", only managed 15,435 followed by the budget busting "John Carter". Disney is expecting to take a huge hit with "John Carter" as their massive advertising campaign and special effects wizardry failed to draw in the numbers they needed to keep it in the green.

"Space Dogs 3D" outshines "Chronicle", with the latter earning 11 167 admissions and the action-drama just 6 761. Lastly, the biggest Korean film of the year, "Nameless Gangster", makes a surprise return to the charts, showing that it's not done yet, adding another 2,363 to its total of 4,681,398 admissions.

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2012.03.30 - 2012.02.4.01 (

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Architecture 101" (건축학개론) 2012/03/22 570 917 1 609 051
2 "Wrath of the Titans"   482 488 554 491
3 "The Intouchables" (Intouchables)   315 940 940 465
4 "Over my Dead Body" (시체가 돌아왔다) 2012/03/29 312 875 368 068
5 "Helpless" (화차) 2012/03/08 110 313 2 339 243
6 "This Means War"   15 435 857 344
7 "John Carter"   11 427 831 555
8 "Space Dogs 3D" (Belka i Strelka. Zvezdnye sobaki)   11 167 35 826
9 "Chronicle"   6 761 381 410
10 "Nameless Gangster" (범죄와의 전쟁 : 나쁜놈들 전성시대) 2012/02/02 2 394 4 681 429
Korean movies only  
  "Planet of Snail" (달팽이의 별) 2012/03/22 2 044 9 029
  "Gabi" (가비 - 加比) 2012/03/15 2 010 268 547
  "Talking Architect" (말하는 건축가) 2012/03/08 1 975 19 901
  "Love Fiction" (러브픽션) 2012/02/29 1 449 1 710 595
  "Tarbosaurus 3D" (점박이: 한반도의 공룡 3D) 2012/01/26 744 1 028 110
  "Hand in Hand" (해로 - 偕老) 2012/03/22 492 2 922
  "The Outback" (코알라 키드: 영웅의 탄생) 2012/01/12 417 203 963
  "Doomsday Book" (인류멸망보고서) 2012/04/11 206 361
  "Romance Joe" (로맨스 조) 2012/03/08 139 3 247
  "The Barefooted Young" (1964, 맨발의 청춘) - Re-release   98 2 777

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