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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2014.09.12 ~ 2014.09.14
Total
1 Tazza: The High Rollers 2 (타짜-신의 손) 2014/09/03 540 529 3 107 417
2 Begin Again  351 523 1 862 520
3 Into the Storm  225 121 1 887 517
4 Lucy  225 063 1 795 522
5 Pirates (해적: 바다로 간 산적) 2014/08/06 205 439 8 362 217
6 My Brilliant Life (두근두근 내 인생) 2014/09/03 194 269 1 481 136
7 Step Up: All In  95 684 491 460
8 The Admiral: Roaring Currents (명량-회오리바다) 2014/07/30 71 115 17 517 516
9 Maya the Bee 3D  50 554 212 313
10 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For  45 246 60 396
Following Korean movies  
  Hill of Freedom (자유의 언덕) 2014/09/04 5 094 24 677
  The King of Jokgu (족구왕) 2014/08/21 3 949 30 921
  The Wicked (마녀) 2014/09/11 3 606 5 216
  Buckwheat Flower, A Lucky Day and Spring (메밀꽃, 운수 좋은 날, 그리고 봄봄) 2014/08/21 2 048 24 070
  Wrestling (레쓰링) 2014/09/11 802 1 725
  Night Flight (야간비행) 2014/08/28 710 7 801
  Golden Chariot in the Sky (하늘의 황금마차) 2014/09/04 236 1 751
  게이봉박두3: Some (Gay Omnibus Vol. 3)  212 212
  My Ordinary Love Story (내 연애의 기억) 2014/08/21 100 46 775
  Splendid but Sad Days (순천) 2014/09/25 73 1 048

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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.08.15 ~ 2014.08.17

2014/08/18 | | Permalink

Kim Han-min's "Admiral" rages on...

After eight years as Korea's highest grossing film, Bong Joon-ho's hybrid hit, "The Host", has finally been toppled by Kim's epic "Admiral". "The Host" (which stars the prolific and prominent Song Kang-ho) claimed over 13M admissions back in 2006, but Kim Han-min's seafaring strategist (spectacularly spearheaded by Choi Min-sik) has already surged past Bong's buoy with over 14.6M ($111M)--the ultimate box office record to fall in its wake--and from here on out, it's simply history in the making...More

Three domestic films shine at the local box office

Source | 2014/08/18 | | Permalink

Three Korean films took the top spots at the local box office over the weekend, according to the Korean Film Council.

The record-breaking movie "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" saw the biggest audience over the weekend, attracting a combined audience of more than 14 million. That record pushed down "Avatar", previously the most popular Hollywood film in Korea that had more than 13 million admissions...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.08.15 ~ 2014.08.17

Source | 2014/08/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" (명량-회오리바다)...More

Korean Movies Occupy Over 50% of Box Office

Source | 2014/08/12 | | Permalink

There were few Korean films that were good enough to attract moviegoers until June this year. This led domestic films to poor performances at the box office, making foreign films a more popular choice.

In July the tables have turned, and Korean films have occupied more than 50 percent of the domestic box office...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.08.08 ~ 2014.08.10

2014/08/12 | | Permalink

Kim's "Admiral" surpasses 10M in record time…

Kim Han-min's cinematic celebration of the legendary Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin continued its record-breaking form as it powered past the 10 million admissions mark with ease. Over this past weekend Kim's period epic claimed over 2.5M stubs (58.8%) over 1,335 screens to become the fastest Korean film to reach that milestone, and now stands as the tenth highest grossing Korean film of all time. The film depicts Yi Sun-sin's famous victory at the Battle of Myeongnyang where, against all odds, he defeated the Japanese navy on the Myeongnyang Strait by forcing the Japanese fleet into the narrow pass and made strategic use of the straights strong and shifting currents. "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" now has a total tally of 10.7M admissions ($81.1M); an incredible achievement considering the film was only released on the 30th of last month...More

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