|Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)|
2013/10/14 | | Permalink
Jang Joon-hwan's "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" opened strong at a peaceful box office this past weekend. Jang, who is best known for his multifaceted debut "Save the Green Planet", has been out of the cinematic limelight for some time now and found his comeback well-supported with 719,454 (45%) admissions in weekend one. Last week's number one, Lee Joon-ik's "Wish - 2013", subsequently bowed out into second place with 444,591 (25.5%), followed by "Tough as Iron" (133,250 – 7.7%) and "The Face Reader" (120,126 – 7%). These local flavours dominated the upper echelons of the chart and together constituted 85.9% of the total ticket sales, leaving a string of foreign films to scrap it out for those remaining stubs...More
"Hwayi : A Monster Boy" took over first place in the box office for two straight days.
Director Lee Joon-ik's new movie "Wish - 2013" topped the local box office over the weekend, garnering 475,611 admissions for his retelling of an infamous child rape case from 2008, according to the Korean Film Council. The film released on Wednesday stars veteran actor Seol Kyeong-gu and actress Eom Ji-won as the parents of the girl called "Sowon", or "Wish", in this version of a tragic story that shocked Korea when it happened...More
2013/10/07 | | Permalink
Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" relinquished pole position to Lee Joon-ik's new drama "Wish – 2013". Lee has a preference for period pieces with films such as "Hwangsanbul" (2003), "Blades of Blood" (2010), and "Battlefield Heroes" (2010) under his belt, but the director is best known for his period drama "The King and the Clown" which claimed 12.3 million admissions in 2005. Lee's latest is his first film since 2010 and it grabbed some 475,611 (27%) over the weekend, advancing its total tally to just under 800,000. Lee didn't have it all his own way though, "Wish – 2013" had some stiff competition from another local release in the form of Ahn Kwon-tae's "Tough as Iron". Anh's roadside family comedy came out with 407,707 (24%) over 683 screens to secured second place while "The Face Reader" slipped two places in third...More
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