|Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)|
A local documentary film featuring an elderly couple who have been together for 76 years topped the domestic box office on Thursday, pushing aside Hollywood blockbusters such as "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and "Interstellar".
According to the Korean Film Council, "My Love, Don't Cross That River", featuring 89-year-old woman Kang Gye-yeol and her husband, 98-year-old Cho Byeong-man, attracted 65,609 moviegoers on Thursday alone...More
2014/12/08 | | Permalink
Scott's Epic Exodus Grounds "Interstellar"...
Nolan's "Interstellar" was November in Korea. It dictated terms and elevated itself well above the competition ("Fashion King", "Cart", "Fury", "Big Match"), each week and without fail. So successful was this space odyssey's reign, that its nearest challenger claimed no more than half of its black and bloated bottom-line each weekend.
It's not over yet, but the film has so far absorbed nearly 10 million admissions ($65.2M): a mega-milestone in Korea that currently only a dozen features can boast (all after 2003 starting with "Silmido"). "Snowpiercer" (9.3M), "The Face Reader" (9.1M), and "Iron Man 3" (9M) have all had a recent sniff, and "Interstellar" still needs a further 800K to buy into this elite club...More
The number one movie this week is "Exodus: Gods and Kings"...More
2014/12/01 | | Permalink
"Interstellar" hangs on despite "Big Match"...
908K admissions was enough for the cosmic adventure epic "Interstellar" to secure its fourth week at the top of the table; an uncontested reign that has so far scored the film close to $60M (8.3M admissions) from Korean alone. Even after four straight weeks Nolan's sublime story has remained the undisputed favourite, and is now picking on "Miss Granny" (8.6M) to become the fourth highest-grossing film of the year...More
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