[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.12.12 ~ 2014.12.14
2014/12/15, Lovely Indie Makes History…
The biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" failed to return to the top celebrating a narrow victory over the cosmically curious "Interstellar" last weekend. Week two for Ridley's personal odyssey (the film is dedicated to the late Tony Scott) was not as promising as its entry; it slumped to third having captured only 18% (346K) of the box office pie. Above came Nolan's "Interstellar" (396K – 20%), still short 300K of the 10M admissions mark, and, more historically, came this week's number one: "My Love, Don't Cross That River",...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.12.05 ~ 2014.12.07 2014/12/08, Scott's Epic Exodus Grounds "Interstellar"...
Nolan's "Interstellar" was November in Korea. It dictated terms and elevated itself well above the competition ("Fashion King", "Cart", "Fury", "Big Match"), each week and without fail. So successful was this space odyssey's reign, that its nearest challenger claimed no more than half of its black and bloated bottom-line each weekend.
It's not over yet, but the film has so far absorbed nearly 10 million admissions ($65.2M): a mega-milestone in Korea that currently only a dozen features can boast (all after 2003 starting with "Silmido"). "Snowpiercer" (9.3M), "The Face Reader" (9.1M), and "Iron Man 3" (9M) have all had a recent sniff, and "Interstellar" still needs a further 800K to buy into this elite club,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.28 ~ 2014.11.30 2014/12/01,
"Interstellar" hangs on despite "Big Match"...
908K admissions was enough for the cosmic adventure epic "Interstellar" to secure its fourth week at the top of the table; an uncontested reign that has so far scored the film close to $60M (8.3M admissions) from Korean alone. Even after four straight weeks Nolan's sublime story has remained the undisputed favourite, and is now picking on "Miss Granny" (8.6M) to become the fourth highest-grossing film of the year,...More
Big Match (2014) 2014/11/28, Source, "Big Match"
Running Time: 112 min.
Directed by: Choi Ho
Starring: Lee Jeong-jae, Sin Ha-gyoon, Lee Sung-min, BoA
Synopsis: Ik-ho is a UFC fighter who has a promising future in his career. A director for an illegal gambling ring called Ace abducts Ik-ho's brother to make Il-ho as chessman for the game he has created. The game uses high technology and CCTVs to track down every little move of the chessman, and Ik-ho is forced to follows his direction to save his brother,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.21 ~ 2014.11.23 2014/11/24, "Interstellar" and Co. Conquer…
Christopher Nolan's sublime "Interstellar" once again held steady at the top as Nolan's cosmic cinemascope added another 1.2M admissions (54.6%) to its Korean cause. Since its released on the sixth, "Interstellar" has banked $49.2M, about a ninth of the film's worldwide bottom line (which is nearing $450M). Its recent performance in Korea saw it surpassed "The Attorney" and its allotted 5.6M ($37.6M); and in doing so, becomes Korea's fifth highest grossing film of year,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/11/22, K-Films Coming Soon: ★★★★ "Thuy": A Vietnamese woman living in rural Korea is met with resistance when she wants her husband's death investigated. (11/27) ★★★ "The Way to School": A documentary that follows a group of children in the Himalayas and their dangerous trek to school across the icy Chaddar road. (11/27) ★★★★ "Big Match": A UFC fighter and his brother get blackmailed into being apart of a lucrative gambling scam.(11/27) ★★★ "My Love, Don't Cross That River": A heartfelt documentary that follows an elderly married couple, their hold on tradition, love, and the death that stalks them. (11/27),...More
Inspired by a true story, "Go Go 70s" relies on an embellished narrative and brushes past its characte,...More
2nd Chungmuro Int'l Film Fest Kicks Off Sept. 3rd 2008/08/30, Source, The second edition of the Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul (CHIFFS) will bring a mixture of old and new to screens September 3rd, opening fittingly with director HIGUCHI Shinji's 2008 remake of a classic 1958 KUROSAWA Akira film, The Hidden Fortress. The curtain raiser and closing fil,...More
14 Korean Films go to Italy's Far East Fest 2007/04/17, Source, The 9th Udine Far East Film Festival boasts one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in Europe. This year around 60 titles from across Asia were selected to screen at the event which runs April 20th to 28th in the picturesque northern Italian city. This year 14 top Korean films were invited, o,...More
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