|Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)|
This April is proving a challenging one at the box office as the tragedy of the capsized ferry Sewol has compounded what traditionally ranks as a slow month for the local cinema industry.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" held on to the No. 1 spot last weekend but the number of spectators fell by almost 50 percent to 108,779 from the previous weekend...More
"Mr. Perfect" was released after two years but failed to capture the attention of the audience.
Yeo Jin-goo and Yoon Si-yoon's movie "Mr. Perfect" is about a professional golfer who moves to an island village to teach innocent children after he loses everything due to an unexpected accident...More
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The "Captain" remains on course...
The weather may be heating up but Marvel's "Winter Soldier" still managed to stick it out for yet another week at the top of the pile. The comic captain added another 242,939 admissions (24.2%) over this past weekend to bump its bottom line to $28.6M (3.7M admissions), securing its place as the fourth highest grossing film of the year. The "Captain", however, had some stiff competition this time around as Neil Burger's sci-fi action film "Divergent" snatched a virtuous 212K (21.1%) during its first weekend out. Overall, foot traffic has been soft this year, and the Korean representatives have struggled to find/maintain traction in the top ten...More
The number one movie this week is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"...More
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was top in Korea last weekend. [AP/NEWSIS]
SEOUL, NEW YORK - Marvel's red-white-and-blue superhero soared to a third-straight box office win in Korea with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", beating out local thriller "Broken", a film based on the best-selling novel by Japanese author Keigo Higashino.
According to the Korean Film Council, "Captain America" garnered 470,775 admissions from Friday to Sunday and has now passed three million viewers in total. Since its release on March 26, it has earned 26.5 billion won, or $25.5 million...More
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