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Korean films are having the upper hand at local theaters this summer and crowding out their Hollywood rivals.
The Korean Film Council said on Wednesday that director Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" and Kim Byeong-woo's "The Terror Live" have attracted 8.34 million and 5.14 million spectators, respectively...More
A scene from the new thriller "Hide and Seek".
With big stars, a big director and Korea's biggest distributor, "The Flu" was expected by most movie experts to dominate last weekend's box office. The experts were wrong.
Instead, the smaller thriller "Hide and Seek" pulled the upset, easily taking the No. 1 slot...More
2013/08/19 | | Permalink
It was an all Korean affair at the box office this past weekend, with the top four performers all boasting Korean origins. Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer", last week's number one, fell to third in what was a highly competitive weekend at the top. But it was Huh Jung's thriller "Hide and Seek" that came away with the highest honours, opening its account with 1,353,185 (34.2%) admissions. Following Huh's debut effort with 970,229 (24.4%) was the disaster movie "The Flu", director Kim Seong-su's third major feature. "Snowpiercer" and "The Terror Live" filed in at third and forth respectfully, ultimately making the top four an exclusively Korean affair that held almost 90% of all the ticket sales...More
Bong Joon-ho's new movie "Snowpiercer" continued to dominate the Korean box office in its second weekend, pulling in 1.6 million admissions from Friday to Sunday.
That brings its total audience to 6.4 million admissions in just 12 days, or about 46 billion won ($41.3 million), according to the Korean Film Council...More
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