[HanCinema's Movie Review] "Two Moons", Two Films and One Colour. 2013/03/16, It was eight years after "Red Eye" that Kim Dong-bin decided that another stab at his own version of 'locked room' horror was in order. This time around Kim moves from a haunted train carriage to a more classic cabin in the woods setting. "Two Moons" (aka "The Sleepless") did managed to surpass Kim's previous horrific effort, which many consider to be one of the most unimpressive additions to the periodic K-horror wave. Here though he attracted more than three times as many viewers. Sadly that still only put the film on 426,574 admissions, as Kim continues to be haunted by a few dogged ghosts of his own,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] JULY 2012: Homecourt advantage plays in a hotly contested showdown for the summer crowds 2012/08/04, The month of July started out well for Korean films, as Korean audiences were treated to Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" early on. The film cleared over a million admissions in its opening weekend and is currently challenging "Nameless Gangster" as the highest grossing Korean film of the year. Although that might sound like a great plan, the much anticipated crime thriller "The Thieves", from director/screenwriter Choi Dong-hoon, proved to be a massive game changer as it racked up over two millions admissions in its opening weekend; all the while stirring up a buzz about how far the film will be able to climb in the charts.
There was an equal mix of local and foreign releases this past month, with "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Thieves" leading their respected parties. Along with the final film in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, Marvel's "The Amazing Spiderman" was the other top foreign feature of the month. It was released during the last week of June and is closing in on a cool five million admissions,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.07.20 ~ 2012.07.22 2012/07/23, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review
The third film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series has arrived in Korea and was welcomed by a massive reception of 1,992,257 admissions! "The Dark Knight Rises" was flagged to challenge the likes of Marvel's "The Avengers" for the 2012 crown; But despite this amazing admissions count, can "The Dark Knight Rises" continue with this first weekend momentum all the way to the top? In the face of Mr. Nolan's much anticipated blockbuster, Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" was convincingly shoved off the podium; claiming just 15.70% (494,866) of the total tickets sales at the weekend,...More
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