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2014/05/26 | | Permalink
Marvel's mutants dominate and send "Godzilla" packing…
Last weekend Kim Dae-woo's "Obsessed" and the latest "Godzilla" flick slugged it out at the top as Korean cinephiles were torn between a local delight and a potentially impressive alien invasion. This week, however, saw the release of the much anticipated "X-Men: Days of Future Past", a comic-inspired event that promptly settled last week's tussle by snatching over 64% of the box office pie. Marvel's mutants mounted an all-out assault and forced the rest of the pack to scramble for stubs, resulting in a landslide victory as it pooled support from over a 1,000 screens nationwide...More
The number one movie this week is "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...More
2014/05/19 | | Permalink
Korean's torn between romance and rampage...
There was an intense tussle at the top over the weekend as the American giant "Godzilla" took on Kim Dae-woo's "Obsessed". While Gareth Edward's monster remake seized the lion's share of the pie (23.8% from 438,487 admissions), it was Kim's third feature that seduced the majority of filmgoers into the cinemas with over 445K tickets sold (23.5%). It was relatively fair game as both films opened their accounts with over 600 screens to pool from, but the local talent teased out a narrow victory over the gargantuan ghost and ultimately put more bums on seats...More
2014/05/12 | | Permalink
It was a closely contested tussle at the top as Lee Jae-gyoo's "The Fatal Encounter" and Director Chang's "The Target" dominated proceedings for the home team. Last week both films came into the fray but it was Lee's period piece that took round one with over a million admissions. Round two saw "The Fatal Encounter" remain in power with 32.3% (581K) of the sales, but Chang's action outing leapfrogged "The Amazing Spiderman 2" to slot into second. The only other local delight to claim a top ten finish was Lee Su-jin's acclaimed debut "Han Gong-ju" which added another 11K to its successful stats...More
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