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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2016.07.15 ~ 2016.07.17
Total
1 Now You See Me 2  1 079 868 1 737 547
2 Train to Busan (부산행) 2016/07/20 559 054 561 176
3 Finding Dory  525 160 1 760 520
4 Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (봉이 김선달) 2016/07/06 414 416 1 802 716
5 The Shallows  158 367 216 400
6 Familyhood (굿바이 싱글) 2016/06/29 128 806 2 038 864
7 Demolition  15 605 25 154
8 Trick (트릭) 2016/07/13 14 269 30 492
9 I'm Off Then (Ich bin dann mal weg)  11 055 14 503
10 The Legend of Tarzan  10 074 854 482
Following Korean movies  
  BIGBANG: MADE TOUR (빅뱅 메이드) 2016/06/30 3 563 54 041
  The Handmaiden (아가씨) 2016/06/01 3 100 4 278 600
  The World of Us (우리들) 2016/06/16 1 750 33 208
  The Wailing (곡성) 2016/05/12 534 6 877 413
  The Hunt (사냥) 2016/06/29 445 645 518
  The Truth Beneath (비밀은 없다) 2016/06/23 388 249 845
  A Man Causing A Typhoon (태풍을 일으킨 사나이, 1975) - Re-release  310 310
  Hwang, Man of Weath at Mapo (마포사는 황부자, 1965) - Re-release  145 145
  4th Place (4등) 2016/04/13 80 37 876
  Socialphobia (소셜포비아) 2015/03/12 78 250 878

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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.07.15 ~ 2016.07.17

2016/07/18 | | Permalink

"Now You See Me 2" and "Train to Busan" arrive and shine...

"Finding Dory" got off to a great start last weekend by shooting to the top of the chart with over 800,000 admissions, but two new features have since entered the fray and pulled ahead of Pixar's latest adventure...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.07.15 ~ 2016.07.17

Source | 2016/07/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Now You See Me 2"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.07.08 ~ 2016.07.10

2016/07/11 | | Permalink

Dory finds a way to beat "The Man Who Sells the River"...

Disney and Pixar's sequel to "Finding Nemo" (2003), "Finding Dory", arrived in theatres last week and-as expected-dominated box offices around the world. In Korea, the film was allocated over a thousand screens around the country and from them captured 32% of the box office pie (825,131 admissions) to come out on top during a very competitive season. "Finding Dory" has already sold over a million admissions ($7.3 million) since Wednesday, and, worldwide, it's grossed over $642.8 million (the film was produced for an estimated $200 million). "Finding Dory" is on track to becoming one of the highest-grossing films of the year...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.07.08 ~ 2016.07.10

Source | 2016/07/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Finding Dory"...More

Korean-Chinese Co-Production Sweeps Box Office

Source | 2016/07/05 | | Permalink

The film "Bounty Hunters" starring Lee Min-ho posted W20.5 billion in ticket sales in just four days since the release in China on Friday (US$1=W1,148...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.07.01 ~ 2016.07.03

2016/07/04 | | Permalink

Three new entries take over at the top...

There was a major reshuffle at the top of Korea's box office over the weekend as three new films entered the fray and capture over 60% of the box office pie. Last week's number one, "Independence Day: Resurgence" by Roland Emmerich, was bumped to fourth after "Familyhood", "The Legend of Tarzan", and "The Hunt" came in and conquered the podium...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.07.01 ~ 2016.07.03

Source | 2016/07/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Familyhood" (굿바이 싱글)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.06.24 ~ 2016.06.26

2016/06/27 | | Permalink

"Independence Day: Resurgence" arrives and thrives under Korean conditions...

It's been two decades since Roland Emmerich's aliens met Will Smith in "Independence Day", but now the invading extraterrestrials and back for another attack on our Pale Blue Dot. "Independence Day: Resurgence", also directed by Emmerich, but still short a Smith, arrived in Korea on Wednesday and landed firmly in first place with 695,000 admissions (35.7%) across 926 screens...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.06.24 ~ 2016.06.26

Source | 2016/06/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Independence Day: Resurgence"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.06.17 ~ 2016.06.19

2016/06/20 | | Permalink

Disney's "The Jungle Book" remains king...

Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book" retained pole position over the weekend by capturing 27.3% of the box office pie. From the 898 screens allocated, "The Jungle Book" attracted 619 thousand admissions bringing its total to 4.6 million admissions ($12.6 million) since its release two weeks ago. Walt Disney's digitally refreshed version of this classic tale was produced for an estimated $175 million; worldwide, it's already grossed $922.4 million and is fast on its way to reaching the billion-dollar mark...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.06.17 ~ 2016.06.19

Source | 2016/06/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Jungle Book"...More

'The Wailing' Tops Box Office with Over 5 Million Viewers in May

Source | 2016/06/16 | | Permalink

"The Wailing", directed by Na Hong-jin, attracted some 5.82 million moviegoers last month to top the local box office, according to the Korea Film Council on Wednesday...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.06.10 ~ 2016.06.12

2016/06/13 | | Permalink

"The Handmaiden" submits to "The Jungle Book" and "Warcraft"...

Park Chan-wook's latest thriller, "The Handmaiden", was released two weeks ago where it entered at the top with 1.2 million admissions. Week two for Park's critically acclaimed film, however, saw it swiftly overtaken by two foreign flicks: Disney's "The Jungle Book" and fantasy flick "Warcraft"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.06.10 ~ 2016.06.12

Source | 2016/06/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Jungle Book"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.06.03 ~ 2016.06.05

2016/06/06 | | Permalink

Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" suppresses Marvel's mutants...

Park Chan-wook's latest film, "The Handmaiden", starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, and Ha Jeong-woo, was officially released last Wednesday and dislodged Marvel's "X-Men: Apocalypse" at the top of the pile. Last weekend the latest "X-Men" film entered the chart and occupied first place with 1.1 million admissions going its way (51%). Park's much-anticipated thriller, however, shot to the top in its first weekend out by capturing 47% of the box office pie. From 1,167 screens, and fresh after its successful run at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received favourable reviews from critics and filmgoers alike, "The Handmaiden" attracted 1.2 million admissions to top the chart during its first weekend out on home soil...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.06.03 ~ 2016.06.05

Source | 2016/06/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Handmaiden" (아가씨)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.05.27 ~ 2016.05.29

2016/05/30 | | Permalink

"X-Men: Apocalypse" muffles "The Wailing" for the win...

The ninth film in Marvel Comic's "X-Men" series ("X-Men: Apocalypse") arrived in Korea last Wednesday, dovetailing nicely with the success of "Captain America: Civil War". "X-Men: Apocalypse" sold 1.1 million admissions (51.2%) across 1,258 screens to oust Na Hong-jin's "The Wailing" and so denying it a third straight week at the top of tpile. Marvel's latest did this by securing nearly $9 million over the weekend with second place, "The Wailing", pulling in roughly half that...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.05.27 ~ 2016.05.29

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "X-Men: Apocalypse"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.05.20 ~ 2016.05.22

2016/05/23 | | Permalink

"The Wailing" screams to 4.5 million admissions...

Na Hong-jin's mystery thriller "The Wailing" managed to retained pole position over the penultimate weekend of May. The film entered the fray last week where it dislodged Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at the top of the pile by capturing 64% of the box office pie. This week, "The Wailing" claimed 1.3 million admissions (58.3%) across 1,391 screens to move its total tally to 4.5 million. Since its release mid-May, Na Hong-jin's third flick (the other films include the critically acclaimed "The Yellow Sea" and iconic "The Chaser") has grossed $31.3 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.05.20 ~ 2016.05.22

Source | 2016/05/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Wailing" (곡성)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.05.13 ~ 2016.05.15

2016/05/16 | | Permalink

Na Hong-jin's new thriller trumps Marvel's "Civil War"...

Na Hong-jin's much-anticipated new mystery thriller, "The Wailing" (starring Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jeong-min, and Cheon Woo-hee), arrived in theaters last Thursday and over the weekend rose to the top of the chart by dislodging "Captain America: Civil War" and so denied Marvel's latest a third straight week in pole position. Na Hong-jin's two previous films ("The Yellow Sea" and "The Chaser") received critical acclaim when they came out in 2010 and 2008 respectively, and his third film enjoyed a promising start by amassing 1.8 million admissions (64%) across 1,481 screens...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.05.13 ~ 2016.05.15

Source | 2016/05/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Wailing" (곡성)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.05.06 ~ 2016.05.08

2016/05/09 | | Permalink

"Civil War" continues to dominate despite a host of new challengers...

Marvel's latest outing continued to reign supreme atop the Korea box office, but a string of new releases shuffled the rest of the pack considerably. This latest superhero flick was released in Korea late last month and topped the charts its frist weekend out by capturing over 90% of the box office pie. Over the weekend, Marvel's mighty movie added another 1.5 million admissions (64.8%) to bring it total tally now to 7.3 million ($52.7 million). Worldwide, "Captain America: Civil War" has, to date, banked an incredible $678.4 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.05.06 ~ 2016.05.08

Source | 2016/05/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Captain America: Civil War"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.04.29 ~ 2016.05.01

2016/05/02 | | Permalink

Marvel's "Civil War" takes no prisoners...

Marvel Studios' much-anticipated "Captain America: Civil War" arrived in Korea last Wednesday and over the weekend this blockbuster was the only game in town. The film was allocated an incredible 1,990 screens and attracted 2.7 million filmgoers for a whopping 90.5% of the box office pie. Already "Civil War" has amassed 3.9 million admissions in Korea alone ($28.7 million), and globally Marvel's latest superhero flick has banked over $200 million. Western superhero films are very popular the world over, and Korea is no exception, and its dominance over the weekend left very little for the rest of fray to fight over...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.04.29 ~ 2016.05.01

Source | 2016/05/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Captain America: Civil War"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.04.22 ~ 2016.04.24

2016/04/25 | | Permalink

"Time Renegades" stays put at the top...

kwak Jae-Yong's thriller "Time Renegades", starring Im Soo-jeong, Jo Jeong-seok and Lee Jin-wook, retained pole position over the last weekend despite a slight drop in its dominance from 29% to 25%. Last weekend Kwak's film entered the fray and attracted 336 thousand to its screens (733); its second weekend out, however, saw that figure slip to 239 thousand, moving its total tally now to just under a million admissions ($6.7 million)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.04.22 ~ 2016.04.24

Source | 2016/04/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Time Renegades" (시간이탈자)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.04.15 ~ 2016.04.17

2016/04/18 | | Permalink

Local films stage a comeback led by "Time Renegades"...

The second weekend of April (8-10) had just the one local film in the top ten, Lee Cheol-ha's "Insane", but Korean films have made a comeback as three new homegrown flicks entered the fray. Last weekend it was Lee's mystery thriller that took pole position with just under 30% of the box office pie, but it was kwak Jae-Yong's thriller "Time Renegades" with Im Soo-jeong, Jo Jeong-seok, and Lee Jin-wook that took the honours over the past weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.04.15 ~ 2016.04.17

Source | 2016/04/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Time Renegades" (시간이탈자)...More

"Time Renegades" at the top of the Box Office

Source | 2016/04/13 | | Permalink

The movie "Time Renegades" went straight to the top of the Box Office.

According to the Korean Film Council, "Time Renegades" drew in 155,851 viewers with 3,299 screenings at 672 theaters. The accumulated number seems to be 168,116...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.04.08 ~ 2016.04.10

2016/04/11 | | Permalink

Local thriller "Insane" comes out on top as DC's heroes free fall...

The aftermath of "Batman v Superman" has not been kind to DC's crossover collision as admissions counts continue to drop despite the film's initial hype and massive fanbase. Last weekend the bombastic action of DC's latest enjoyed its second weekend out atop the Korean box office, but week three for Zack Snyder's superhero film was incredibly underwhelming...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.04.08 ~ 2016.04.10

Source | 2016/04/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Insane" (날,보러와요)...More

"Insane" makes it to top of the Box Office

Source | 2016/04/07 | | Permalink

The movie "Insane" made it to the top of the Box Office on its release.

According to the Korean Film Council, "Insane" scored a record of 46,747 on the first day of its release...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.04.01 ~ 2016.04.03

2016/04/04 | | Permalink

DC's superhero showdown loses steam...

Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman" has grossed over $682 million worldwide and become the country's film of choice when it arrived in Korea late March by capturing nearly 70% of the box office pie. Week two for Snyder's showdown was significantly less impressive; although the film still managed to retain the top spot, it did so with just 344 thousand admissions (35%) and was almost denied a second week in pole position by the Disney's "Zootopia" on 293 thousand (29%)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.04.01 ~ 2016.04.03

Source | 2016/04/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"...More

[USA] Korean Box Office Hit "Veteran" Debuts on Dvd And Blu-ray April 5, 2016 + ***DVD Giveaway*** First-come, First-served

Source | 2016/04/02 | | Permalink

Korean Box Office Hit "Veteran" Debuts on Dvd And Blu-ray April 5, 2016
 
Featuring International Star Hwang Jeong-min ("Ode to My Father")
 
South Korean box office sensation Veteran releases on DVD and Blu-ray on April 5, 2016. The film is a hard-hitting crime thriller with a comedic touch from award-winning director Ryoo Seung-wan ("The Unjust")...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.25 ~ 2016.03.27

2016/03/28 | | Permalink

"Batman v Superman" overruns "Zootopia"...

DC's much-anticipated superhero brawl, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", has made millions over the past few days as filmgoers and comic book fans around the world flocked to their closest theatres to catch these two iconic titans clash. In Korea, the film was released on Thursday and was given an incredible 1,696 screens, from which it attracted 1.1 million admissions to capture 68% of the box office pie. Worldwide, "Batman v Superman" has already grossed over $424 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.03.25 ~ 2016.03.27

Source | 2016/03/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.18 ~ 2016.03.20

2016/03/21 | | Permalink

"Zootopia" gets more screens and scores...

"Zootopia" was released in Korea mid-February and for the first three weeks it sat in third place; after its America release, however, the film shot to number one. This past weekend "Zootopia" (also known as "Zootropolis") banked another 358 thousand admissions ($2.5 million) to bring its total tally in Korea now to 2.8 million ($18.7 million; 30%). Worldwide, Byron Howard and Rich Moore's "Zootopia" has grossed over $591 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.03.18 ~ 2016.03.20

Source | 2016/03/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Zootopia"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.11 ~ 2016.03.13

2016/03/14 | | Permalink

Disney's "Zootopia" claws its way to the top...

Walt Disney's "Zootopia" arrived in Korea mid-February and for the first three weeks it has steadily occupied third place. Films like "A Violent Prosector", "Deadpool", and "Spirits' Homecoming" have managed to outperform Disney's latest, the company's 55th animated feature, but the film found new impetus in the wake of its American release (March 4) and has now climbed to the top of Korea's box office during its fourth week out...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.03.11 ~ 2016.03.13

Source | 2016/03/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Zootopia"...More

Film About WWII Sex Slaves Conquers Box Office

Source | 2016/03/12 | | Permalink

A moviegoer selects "Spirits' Homecoming" at a ticket booth at a theater in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul on Tuesday. /Yonhap

A film depicting the lives of women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II is set to draw more than 3 million viewers.

"Spirits' Homecoming" directed by Cho Jung-lae racked up the highest advance-ticket sales even before it opened, and the number of theaters showing the movie rose from 513 on opening day on Feb. 24 to 876 a week later...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.03.04 ~ 2016.03.06

2016/03/07 | | Permalink

"Spirits' Homecoming" still rules ahead of International Women's Day...

Cho Jung-rae's timely drama about the treatment of Korean women during Japanese occupation, "Spirits' Homecoming", retained the top spot over the weekend ahead of International Women's Day on Tuesday. "Spirits' Homecoming" dislodged "Deadpool" at the top when it was released late February, and week two for Cho's touching tale saw it retain pole position with 600 thousand admissions (26.6%) which moveds its bottom line to $16.5 million (2.6 million admissions)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.03.04 ~ 2016.03.06

Source | 2016/03/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Spirits' Homecoming" (귀향)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.02.26 ~ 2016.02.28

2016/02/29 | | Permalink

"Deadpool" makes way for "Spirits' Homecoming"...

Marvel's manic man "Deadpool" had to take a step back this past weekend in the wake of Cho Jung-rae's timely drama on Korea's 'comfort girls'. "Spirits' Homecoming" tells the tragic tale of a group of girls who were abused during Japan's occupation of Korea and the relationships that helped carry them through. The film was released last Wednesday and from the 793 screens allocated it accumulated 766 thousand admissions (30.4%). This touching and important drama stars Kang Ha-na, Choi Ri, Son Sook and Seo Mi-ji and is the third feature by Cho after "Foulball" (2015) and "Du-re Sori Story" (2011)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.02.26 ~ 2016.02.28

Source | 2016/02/28 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Spirits' Homecoming" (귀향)...More

Scant Showing for Korean Films at Box Office

Source | 2016/02/24 | | Permalink

The market share of Korean films in January was a disappointing 45.6 percent, according to the Korean Film Council.

The number of viewers of Korean films was 7.63 million, and ticket sales were worth W60 billion, down 45.6 percent and 45.5 percent from a year ago (US$1=W1,235)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.02.19 ~ 2016.02.21

2016/02/22 | | Permalink

"Deadpool" dislodges "A Violent Prosector" at the top...

For the past two weeks Lee Il-hyeong's crime drama "A Violent Prosecutor" has been flying high atop Korea's box office, but week three for Lee's blockbuster saw that string of pole positions broken by the latest superhero film to come our of Marvel Studios...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.02.19 ~ 2016.02.21

Source | 2016/02/21 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Deadpool"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.02.12 ~ 2016.02.14

2016/02/15 | | Permalink

"A Violent Prosecutor" cruises to 8 million over Valentine's Day weekend...

Lee Il-hyeong's "A Violent Prosecutor" retained pole position after putting in another dominate performance at the box office. Last weekend the film capture 73.7% of the box office pie, and week two for Lee's hit saw it claim and additional 1.3 million admissions (61%) to move its bottom line now to 8 million admissions, or $53 million. That's an incredible effort as the film races towards the 10 million admissions mark in record time...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.02.12 ~ 2016.02.14

Source | 2016/02/14 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "A Violent Prosecutor" (검사외전)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.02.05 ~ 2016.02.07

2016/02/08 | | Permalink

"A Violent Prosecutor" shows No Mercy at the top...

Lee Il-hyeong's "A Violent Prosecutor" dominated its first weekend out by capturing 73.7% of the box office pie and banking nearly $16 million. This comedy crime drama stars Hwang Jeong-min as a wrongful accused investigator who gets help in prison from a fraudster (Kang Dong-won) in an attempt to clear his name. The film was allocated a massive 1,701 screens (close to double that of its closest rival) and from them attracted 2.3 million filmgoers to top the chart and dislodge last weekend's number one, "Kung Ju Panda 3"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.02.05 ~ 2016.02.07

Source | 2016/02/07 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "A Violent Prosecutor" (검사외전)...More

Crime Comedy Set to Dominate Holiday Box Office with Ease

Source | 2016/02/05 | | Permalink

A crime comedy starring top actors Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won looks set to be the unchallenged box office leader over the Lunar New Year holiday...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.01.29 ~ 2016.01.31

2016/02/01 | | Permalink

"The Revenant" falls hard as "Kung Fu Panda 3" hits...

DreamWorks Animation's third installment of the "Kung Fu Panda" series of films came to Korean screens last Thursday and dominated proceedings over the weekend. "Kung Fu Panda 3" had a massive 1,364 screens from which to pool and from them captured 63% of the box office pie (1.3 million admissions). The film was made for around $145 million, and worldwide the film has already grossed $116.7 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.01.29 ~ 2016.01.31

Source | 2016/01/31 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Kung Fu Panda 3"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.01.22 ~ 2016.01.24

2016/01/27 | | Permalink

"The Revenant" keeps going despite "A Melody to Remember"...

The grizzly and gruelling "The Revenant" survived a narrowed encounter with Lee Han's "A Melody to Remember" (starring Si Wan and Ko Ah-seong) to defend the top spot over the weekend. "The Revenant", director by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, has been nominated across an impressive number of categories for the upcoming Oscars, receiving twelve nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and (here's DiCaprio hoping) Best Actor...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.01.22 ~ 2016.01.24

Source | 2016/01/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Revenant"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.01.15 ~ 2016.01.17

2016/01/18 | | Permalink

"Star Wars" disappears, "The Himalayas" begins its descent, and "The Revenant" rises...

The Oscar-nominated "The Revenant" (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) entered at the top of the Korean box office this past weekend. This gritty and intense thriller arrived last Thursday and topped the weekend chart with 694 thousand admissions (35.2%) from across 966 screens. Critics and fans alike have praised director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's efforts, and the Academy recently confirmed its excellence by nominating it in twelve categories, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.01.15 ~ 2016.01.17

Source | 2016/01/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Revenant"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.01.08 ~ 2016.01.10

2016/01/11 | | Permalink

"The Good Dinosaur" comes out on top, "The Himalayas" still strong, and "The Force" has run its course...

Disney and Pixar's latest, "The Good Dinosaur", doesn't quite live up to the high standard these studios have set in the past, but that didn't stop this prehistoric adventure from rising to the top of the pile in South Korea over the weekend. For the past few weeks, "The Himalayas" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" have been battling it out at the top (with the former firmly holding the high ground), but the second weekend of the year saw a slight slowdown in terms of the number of admissions sold as "The Good Dinosaur" and a re-release of "Inside Men" took the honours on offer...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.01.08 ~ 2016.01.10

Source | 2016/01/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Good Dinosaur"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.01.01 ~ 2016.01.03

2016/01/04 | | Permalink

"The Himalayas" enjoys its third week at the top while The Force fades...

Lee Seok-hoon's thrilling drama "The Himalayas" retained pole position moving into 2016. For the past two weeks, Lee's fifth feature has managed to quell "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to deny this transnational sub-guzzler the right to rule in Korea over the festive season...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2016.01.01 ~ 2016.01.03

Source | 2016/01/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Himalayas" (히말라야)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.12.25 ~ 2015.12.27

2015/12/28 | | Permalink

"The Himalayas" proves insurmountable for "Star Wars"...

J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continued its record-breaking run worldwide over Christmas; the film, the seventh in "Star Wars" series, has now grossed an incredible $1.1 billion since its release mid-December (the fastest to do so), but only $18.6 million of that has come from South Korean audiences...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.12.25 ~ 2015.12.27

Source | 2015/12/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Himalayas" (히말라야)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.12.18 ~ 2015.12.20

2015/12/21 | | Permalink

"The Force Awakens" in Korea to a lukewarm reception as "The Himalayas" comes out on top...

 J. J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has been shattering box office records as millions flocked to catch the latest in this billion-dollar franchise. Already the film has made over half-a-billion dollars worldwide ($517 million), but how strong was the force in South Korea? Surprisingly, it was not Abrams saber-spangled spectacle that captured the hearts and minds of Koreans this past weekend; instead, it was Lee Seok-hoon's down-to-earth drama "The Himalayas" with Hwang Jeong-min...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.12.18 ~ 2015.12.20

Source | 2015/12/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Himalayas" (히말라야)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.12.11 ~ 2015.12.13

2015/12/14 | | Permalink

"Inside Men" moves closer to 6 million while "The Priests" counts its blessings...

Woo Min-ho's action drama "Inside Men" enjoyed yet another weekend atop the Korean box office, moving its total tally now 5.9 million admissions ($40.4 million). The film, which stars Lee Byung-hun, Jo Seung-woo, and Baek Yoon-sik, opened in Korea November 19 and has managed to ward off all challenges to remain the country's film of choice...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.12.11 ~ 2015.12.13

Source | 2015/12/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Inside Men" (내부자들)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.12.04 ~ 2015.12.06

2015/12/07 | | Permalink

"Inside Men" secures third straight weekend at the top...

 For the third week in a row Woo Min-ho's "Inside Men" has claimed the top spot at Korea's box office. Released on November 19, "Inside Men" first dislodged "The Priests" mid-November and has since gone on to bank just over $34 million (4.9 million admissions), 799 thousand admissions of which, or $5.7 million (45.6%), came from this past weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.12.04 ~ 2015.12.06

Source | 2015/12/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Inside Men" (내부자들)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.11.27 ~ 2015.11.29

2015/11/30 | | Permalink

Local Delights Dominate as "Inside Men" and "The Priests" hold true at the top...

Woo Min-ho's "Inside Men" retained the top spot in the charts over the weekend and managed to increase its admissions share to 55.4%. The film, which stars Lee Byung-hun, Jo Seung-woo and Baek Yoon-sik, claimed 1.2 million admissions across 1,129 screens (up from last weekend's 1,075) to move its total tally to 3.5 million ($24 million). There was no real challenge to its dominance as its closest rival, "The Priests", earned the attention of just 237 thousand moviegoers (10.8%)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.11.27 ~ 2015.11.29

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Inside Men" (내부자들)...More

"You Call It Passion" places 2nd at the Box Office

Source | 2015/11/26 | | Permalink

"You Call It Passion" is currently in 2nd place at the Box Office.

According to the Korean Film Council, "You Call It Passion" has a total of 115,923 audiences with 45,870 on just one day, the 26th...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.11.20 ~ 2015.11.22

2015/11/23 | | Permalink

"Inside Men" dislodges "The Priests" for first...

After three weeks at the top of the pile, Jang Jae-hyeon's mystery drama "The Priests" has given way to Woo Min-ho's third feature, "Inside Men". Last weekend "The Priests" topped the chart by claiming over a million admissions (47%), but in the wake of the release of Woo's new thriller, Jang's popular flick slipped to second with 487 thousand admissions (20%). Since its release early November, "The Priests" (starring Kim Yoon-seok and Kang Dong-won) has attracted over 4.4 million filmgoers and banked over $30 million in the process...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.11.20 ~ 2015.11.22

Source | 2015/11/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Inside Men" (내부자들)...More

[HanCinema Box Office Review] 2015.11.13 ~ 2015.11.15

2015/11/16 | | Permalink

"The Priests" holds up against Mendes' "Spectre"...

Jang Jae-hyeon's murder mystery "The Priests" retained pole position during its second week out having defending the top spot against the incoming "Spectre". Last weekend, "The Priests" (formerly known as "Black Priest") dominated during its first weekend by capturing 62% of the sales, week two for Jang Jae-hyeon's directorial debut saw that slip to 49% with a million tickets sold. The film, which stars Kim Yoon-seok and Kang Dong-won, has, since its release on the fifth of this month, grossed over $23.6 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.11.13 ~ 2015.11.15

Source | 2015/11/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Priests" (검은 사제들)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.11.06 ~ 2015.11.08

2015/11/09 | | Permalink

Jang Jae-hyeon's "The Priests" clean up at the top...

Jang Jae-hyeon's debut feature film "The Priest" entered at the top of the pile by capturing a domineering 62% of the box office pie over the weekend. The local film made its debut last Thursday, and from the 1,088 screens it was allocated managed to attract over 1.4 million filmgoers. Formerly known as "Black Priests", the film has been lightly compared to the iconic "Exorcist" film, and, more locally, the film conjures up images of Park Chan-wook's bloodly vampire film "Thirst". In "The Priests", Kim Yoon-seok and Kang Dong-won play two Catholic priests who become involved in a disturbing mystery the can't forsake...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.11.06 ~ 2015.11.08

Source | 2015/11/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Priests" (검은 사제들)...More

Joo Won's 'Fatal Intuition' tops box office for six days straight

Source | 2015/11/03 | | Permalink

Movie "Fatal Intuition" with Joo Won topped box office for six days straight.

According to Korea Film Council on November 3rd, "Fatal Intuition" brought 57,234 moviegoers to theaters for one day on November 2nd and recorded 685,403 viewers in total, which has placed the movie at the top of box office. This means that "Fatal Intuition" has maintained the top place at box office for six days straight...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.10.30 ~ 2015.11.01

2015/11/02 | | Permalink

New local and foreign flicks shake things up…

The box office was abuzz this past week as a host of new entries came and complicated the fray and shook things up from top to bottom. Last weekend Kim Bong-joo's action thriller "The Phone" (starring Son Hyeon-joo) topped the chart by capturing 32% of the pie; this week, however, it was nudged down a notch with the release of Yoon Joon-hyeong's new thriller "Fatal Intuition"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.10.30 ~ 2015.11.01

Source | 2015/11/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Fatal Intuition" (그 놈이다)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review]

2015/10/26 | | Permalink

"The Phone" sends "The Martian" packing...

Kim Bong-joo's action thriller, "The Phone", starring Son Hyeon-joo and Eom Ji-won, was released last week and came out on top over the weekend as Korea's top pick. Kim's tale of a man struggling to make sense of his wife's death was allocated 794 screens around the country, and from those screenings managed to dislodge "The Martian" at the top of the pile with 613 thousand admissions going its way (31.7%). Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's 2011 novel has already grossed $384 million worldwide, and since its release in Korea on the 8th of this month, "The Martian" has attracted nearly 4 million filmgoers ($28.5 million), 534 thousand of which came from this past weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.10.23 ~ 2015.10.25

Source | 2015/10/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Phone" (더 폰)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.10.16 ~ 2015.10.18

2015/10/19 | | Permalink

"The Martian" isn't going anywhere…

Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic, "The Martian", managed to remain at the top of the box office pile without much fuss or competition. "The Martian", based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel, and adapted by Drew Goddard, saw 819 thousand filmgoers come out and support its cause across 1,040 screens around the country, which meant that this popular space thriller captured over 46% of the box office pie during its second week out in Korea...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.10.16 ~ 2015.10.18

Source | 2015/10/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Martian"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.10.09 ~ 2015.10.11

2015/10/12 | | Permalink

"The Martian" arrives and conquers...

After entering the fray last weekend in pole position, Nancy Meyers' "The Intern" had to take a step back in light of the next big space thriller to come out of Hollywood: "The Martian". Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's novel was released in the States earlier this month, and has already grossed over $227 million worldwide, but arrived in Korea last Thursday and was given 1,132 screens to pool from. This epic space thriller has been well-received by critics and cinephiles alike (especially space junkies and science fans), and in Korea close to 1.5 million tickets were sold over its first weekend out...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.10.09 ~ 2015.10.11

Source | 2015/10/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Martian"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.10.02 ~ 2015.10.04

2015/10/05 | | Permalink

"The Intern" rises to the top while Ryoo Seung-wan's "Veteran" breaks another record…

Nancy Meyers' "The Intern" has dislodged Lee Joon-ik's popular period piece "The Throne" to become the country's new number one. Lee's latest has been sitting pretty at the top for three weeks now, and since its release mid-August it's managed to amass a total tally of 5.5 million admissions, 492 thousand of which came from this past weekend. But a second week in the charts has helped raised Meyer's film to the top in a tightly contested weekend where the podium placements could have gone either way...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.10.02 ~ 2015.10.04

Source | 2015/10/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Intern"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.09.25 ~ 2015.09.27

2015/09/28 | | Permalink

Lee Joon-ik's "The Throne" still reigns supreme…

For the second week in a row, Lee Joon-ik's timely period piece "The Throne" has claimed the top spot by adding another 1.2 million admissions to its total tally. Lee's depiction of the cruel fate of Prince Sado entered the charts on the 16th, and, with the Chuseok weekend included, now stands at 3.5 million admissions ($23.9 million). "The Throne" had to compete with a string of new releases leading up to Korea's harvest holiday but ultimately managed to capture 36.9% of the box office pie to remain in pole position...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.09.25 ~ 2015.09.27

Source | 2015/09/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Throne" (사도)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.09.18 ~ 2015.09.20

2015/09/21 | | Permalink

"The Throne" takes its seat at the to...

Lee Joon-ik's "The Throne" and "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" were both released in Korea last week and race to the top of the pile as the filmgoing public to capture over 80% of the box office action. "The Throne" opened its account with 1.3 million admissions pooled from 1,210 screens while the latest in the "Maze Runner" series managed 849 admissions across 804...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.09.18 ~ 2015.09.20

Source | 2015/09/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Throne" (사도)...More

"The Throne" at the top of the Box Office

Source | 2015/09/17 | | Permalink

"The Throne" is on the top of the Box Office.

According to the Korean Film Council, "The Throne" came in first with 223,395 audiences on the 17th. The accumulation is 488,100...More

Korean Box Office Hit 'Veteran' to Open across North America

Source | 2015/09/15 | | Permalink

Asia's leading studio CJ Entertainment, the signature film division of major media and content company CJ E&M, says that "Veteran", its latest Korean box office hit, is set to open in major cities across North America, including New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C. on September 17th and Vancouver and Toronto on the following day...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.09.11 ~ 2015.09.13

2015/09/14 | | Permalink

"Ant-man" enjoys a second weekend at the top...

For the second week in a row Marvel's "Ant-Man" topped the South Korea box office and has now moved its total tally to 2.3 million admissions ($16 million). Release in Korea on the third, "Ant-Man" continues the superhero trend by bringing international audiences another incredible character from the Marvel's inexhaustible universe of heroes. Last weekend the film opened in first by capturing over 45% of the box office pie, and week two for Marvel's mighty mini man saw it retain the top spot by claiming 40.8% of sales (695 thousand admissions). Although a foreign flick topped the weekend's list of top performers, the home team occupied positions two through sixth with a variety of compelling local features, some of which are still writing their names into the record books...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.09.11 ~ 2015.09.13

Source | 2015/09/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Ant-Man"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.09.04 ~ 2015.09.06

2015/09/07 | | Permalink

Marvel's "Ant Man" makes a move on "Veteran"...

After weeks of local delights dominating, Marvel's latest superhero film, "Ant Man" by Peyton Reed, has managed to outperform the home team's frontrunners to top the chart. "Ant Man" was allocated 946 screens around the country, and from that pool it was able to attract an impressive 1.1 million filmgoers to its cause (45.7%). Peyton's effort made its debut in Los Angeles back in June, and has already grossed over $383 million, but only arrived in Korea last Thursday...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.09.04 ~ 2015.09.06

Source | 2015/09/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Ant-Man"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.08.28 ~ 2015.08.30

2015/08/31 | | Permalink

"Veteran" pushes past 10 million as local delights dominate...

Ryoo Seung-wan's "Veteran" added another million admissions (43%) over the weekend to write its total tally into the history books. For the past month Ryoo's popular crime drama has remained the country's film of choice and now moves onto an incredible 10.8 million admissions ($71.6 million). Only ten other Korean films have managed this impressive feat, including "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" (17.6), "Ode to My Father" (14.2), "The Thieves" (12.9), "Miracle in Cell No.7" (12.8), and "Masquerade" (12.3). The success of Ryoo's film has bumped "The King and the Clown" (10.5) out of this exclusive top ten, and soon "Veteran" will challenge "The Host" (10.9), "Haeundae" (11.3), "The Attorney" (11.3), and even this week's number three, Choi Dong-hoon's "The Assassination" (12.1). Each weekend since its release "Veteran" has managed to capture over 40% of the box office pie, and, to state the obvious, it's no done yet!...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.08.28 ~ 2015.08.30

Source | 2015/08/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Veteran" (베테랑)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.08.21 ~ 2015.08.23

2015/08/24 | | Permalink

"Veteran" eyes 10 million…

Ryoo Seung-wan's crime drama "Veteran" has once again emerged at the top of the pile as it enjoys a third week as Korea's number one. "Veteran" saw another sizeable weekend as it added 1.3 million admissions (43%) to move its total tally to just over 9 million ($59.1 million). Last weekend Ryoo's crime drama attracted a massive 2.2 million filmgoers, and the weekend before that saw 1.9 million flock to its screens, and now the films is poised to join an elite group of South Korea films that have claimed 10 million admissions...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.08.21 ~ 2015.08.23

Source | 2015/08/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Veteran" (베테랑)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.08.14 ~ 2015.08.16

2015/08/17 | | Permalink

"Veteran" watches from above as "The Assassination" makes history...

Ryoo Seung-wan's crime drama "Veteran", Choi Dong-hoon's "The Assassination", "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation", and "Minions" all retained their place as Korea's films of choice at the top. Last weekend, these four managed to capture over 90% of the box office pie and have all now retained their place with 83% of the interest going their way. Once again "Veteran" led the charge, and actually managed to outdo itself in week two by attracting an impressive 2.2 million filmgoers to its screens. With this past weekend done and dusted, Ryoo's popular flick moves its total tally now to 6.6 million, or $44 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.08.14 ~ 2015.08.16

Source | 2015/08/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Veteran" (베테랑)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.08.07 ~ 2015.08.09

2015/08/10 | | Permalink

"Veteran" enjoys stunning opening weekend...

After a stunning first couple weeks at the top of the pile, Choi Dong-hoon's "The Assassination" remained in second by adding another million admissions (23%) to its total tally. With this past weekend's figures in, "The Assassination" has now amassed 9 million admissions and moves past "Ode to My Father" as the second highest-grossing Korean film of the year...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.08.07 ~ 2015.08.09

Source | 2015/08/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Veteran" (베테랑)...More

'The Assassination' Proves Unstoppable at Box Office

Source | 2015/08/05 | | Permalink

The period espionage film "The Assassination" surpassed the 7 million mark in cinema attendance on Tuesday, only 14 days after its release.

The flick had drawn a total of 7.06 million viewers as of Tuesday morning, according to the Korea Film Council, and the momentum is expected to continue...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.07.31 ~ 2015.08.02

2015/08/03 | | Permalink

Cruise disrupts "The Assassination" on entry…

 After a recording-breaking performance by a local hit last week, Tom Cruise qua Ethan Hunt has come in and immediately upped the ante and put pressure on a home hero. Last weekend Choi Dong-hoon's "The Assassination" attracted over 2.4 million admissions ($16 million) during its opening weekend out; it was a stunning start that finally put a Korean film firmly back on top. Choi's high-stakes drama may have conceded the lead, but in just over a week it's managed moved its total tally to 6.5 million admissions (that's $43.8 million since July, 22), 1.5 million of which came from this past weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.07.31 ~ 2015.08.02

Source | 2015/08/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.07.24 - 2015.07.26

2015/07/27 | | Permalink

"The Assassination" dominates and threatens records...

Not since "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" (South Korea's highest-grossing film) have Korea's moviegoers rallied so vehemently behind a moving picture. Choi Dong-hoon's drama "The Assassination" was officially released last Wednesday and was the film to see over the weekend. And see they did...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.07.24 ~ 2015.07.26

Source | 2015/07/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Assassination" (암살)...More

'The Assassination' Tops the Korean box office, expected to reach 2 million tickets sold by the 25th

Source | 2015/07/25 | | Permalink

The movie "The Assassination" is looking at the 2 million tickets sold mark.  

According to the July 25th Korean Film Council's database, the movie "The Assassination" has topped the daily box office by selling 543,281 tickets on the 24th alone. The total cumulative numbers for this movie is 1,470,000 tickets sold. If this trend continues and considering this is the first weekend since this movie was released, it is possible that the movie will reach the 2,000,000 mark today...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review]

2015/07/20 | | Permalink

Last week Disney and Pixar's "Inside Out" entered the fray to settle in second with 21% of the box office pie; this weekend, however, saw the popular animation clinch the top spot by outperforming Kim Hak-soon's "Northern Limit Line" by almost most doubling its efforts. "Inside Out" claimed 939 thousand admissions over 931 screens (35%) to top the chart over the weekend, bumping Kim's war drama down a place with its 530 thousand admissions (19%). Worldwide, "Inside Out" has been extremely well-received having now banked over $490 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.07.17 ~ 2015.07.19

Source | 2015/07/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Inside Out"...More

"Three Summer Nights" debuts in 3rd place at the box office

Source | 2015/07/16 | | Permalink

 The movie "Three Summer Nights" started off in 3rd place.

According to the Korean Film Council on the 16th, "Three Summer Nights" was released in 297 cinemas across the country and gathered about 12,378 audiences. The accumulated number adds up to 15,621...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.07.10 ~ 2015.07.12

2015/07/13 | | Permalink

Kim Hak-soon's "Northern Limit Line" back on song…

Kim Hak-soon's war drama "Northern Limit Line" returned to the top of the pile this past weekend after having been dislodged last week by the hard-hitting "Terminator Genisys". Kim's war drama did this by capturing 26% of the box office pie (872 thousand admissions), and so moved its total tally onto 4.6 million ($31 million). Last week's number one, the fifth in the "Terminator" series, fell two places to settle in third with 647 thousand (21%), while second place went to the critically acclaimed new Disney and Pixar feature: "Inside Out" by Pete Docter...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.07.10 ~ 2015.07.12

Source | 2015/07/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Northern Limit Line" (연평해전)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.07.03 ~ 2015.07.05

2015/07/06 | | Permalink

Taylor's new "Terminator" shoots and scores…

Last week Kim Hak-soon's war drama "Northern Limit Line" managed to dislodge the record-breaking "Jurassic Park" at the top of the chart. This past weekend, however, saw another foreign favourite come back from the archives to thrill audiences yet again with its dystopian take on future days...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.07.03 ~ 2015.07.05

Source | 2015/07/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Terminator Genisys"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.06.26 ~ 2015.06.28

2015/06/29 | | Permalink

A rush of fresh blood dislodges "Jurassic World"...

A string of new flicks, both foreign and domestic, flooded Korea cinemas last week, and in the aftermath of the weekend a new championed emerged. For the past few weeks the gigantically successful "Jurassic World" (which has, to date, banked over $1.2B worldwide) has dominated Korean screens with its ferocious abominations, but this past weekend saw a new favourite rise to the top, a local flick that's based on a true story of war and young courage...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.06.26 ~ 2015.06.28

Source | 2015/06/28 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Northern Limit Line" (N.L.L. - 연평해전)...More

"Northern Limit Line" comes in first at the box office

Source | 2015/06/24 | | Permalink

"Northern Limit Line" came in first on its first day.

According to the Korean Film Council, "Northern Limit Line" gathered 153,217 audiences and came in first at the box office. The accumulated number is approximately 162,440...More

'The Classified File' tops box office surpassing 1.5 million viewers

Source | 2015/06/24 | | Permalink

Movie "The Classified File" has remained at the top of box office for two days in a row as of now.

According to the electronic statics of movie tickets on June 24th, "The Classified File" ranked top at the box office by bringing the additional 137,204 people to 814 screens nationwide...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.06.19 ~ 2015.06.21

2015/06/22 | | Permalink

"Jurassic World" still rules, but under pressure from two new local entries...

Two films (one foreign, one local) dominated at the top of the pile over the weekend. "Jurassic World" and "The Classified File" were the nation's films of choice, and together constituted over 80% of the sales with just over 2 million admissions between them. Last weekend, "Jurassic World" came and conquered, and week two for this record-breaking thrill ride saw it retain the top stop with over a million in attendance (45%). Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" has already broken the record for the all-time opening weekend in North America, and in South Korea that support has continued as the film, the fourth installment in the "Jurassic Park" series, now moves onto $27M (3.4M admissions)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.06.19 ~ 2015.06.21

Source | 2015/06/21 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Jurassic World"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.06.12 - 2015.06.14

2015/06/15 | | Permalink

"Jurassic World" fever hits…

Over the weekend, the globe gave Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" the biggest opening of all time. The much-anticipated "Jurassic World" banked more than $511M worldwide, making it the first film to ever gross more than $500M in a single weekend. In South Korea, the film opened in first with 1.5M admissions (71%) going its way, adding around $16M to that gross record...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.06.12 ~ 2015.06.14

Source | 2015/06/14 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Jurassic World"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.06.05 ~ 2015.06.07

2015/06/08 | | Permalink

Korean filmgoers trade dystopia for disaster as "San Andreas" disrupts…

Brad Peyton's epic disaster film "San Andreas" hit South Korea last Wednesday and now sits atop the box office. The $110M film attracted 724K admissions over 847 screens to end the first weekend of June comfortably on top with 48.3% of the box office pie going its way. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film has attracted fans locally and internationally and has already banked over $150M worldwide...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.06.05 ~ 2015.06.07

Source | 2015/06/07 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "San Andreas"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.05.29 ~ 2015.05.31

Source | 2015/05/31 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mad Max: Fury Road"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.05.22 ~ 2015.05.24

2015/05/25 | | Permalink

"Mad Max" retains pole position...

The fourth film in the "Mad Max" series continued its reign atop the Korean box office, claiming additional 310K (31%) across 714 screens to move its total tally now to 1.8M ($15M). "Mad Max: Fury Road" has been peppered with praise from critics and filmgoers worldwide, and is quickly closing in on the estimated $150M it took to produce. Last weekend "Mad Max" (along with Spy) entered and dislodged Marvel's "Avengers" as the country's favourite flick; week two for George Miller's dusty dystopia saw that success continue as fans flocked to theatres to catch Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in action...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.05.22 ~ 2015.05.24

Source | 2015/05/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mad Max: Fury Road"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.05.15 - 2015.05.17

2015/05/18 | | Permalink

"Chronicles of Evil" and "Mad Max" dislodges "The Avengers"...

While Cannes is playing host to the top stars and filmmakers from around the world, the South Korean public came out in droves over the weekend to catch two new features that recently made their way onto the chart. Baek Woon-hak's thriller "Chronicles of Evil" and George Miller's remake of "Mad Max" were the must-see films, and between them the capture over 70% of the box office pie; in the process removing "The Avengers" from its previous privileged position as South Korea's number one...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.05.15 ~ 2015.05.17

Source | 2015/05/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Chronicles of Evil" (악의 연대기)...More

'Coin Locker Girl' Achieves Better-Than-Expected Results at Box Office

Source | 2015/05/12 | | Permalink

The noir film "Coin Locker Girl" passed the 1 million mark in viewership on Saturday, some 10 days after its release on April 30.

The film's viewership performance came as a surprise because it faces a number of box-office disadvantages...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.05.08 ~ 2015.05.10

2015/05/11 | | Permalink

Marvel's massively successful "Avengers: Age of Ultron" continued its reign at the top of the pile over this past weekend. The $280 billion film added an additional 804 admissions (52%) to its cause, bringing its total tally in South Korea now to 9.3 million admissions (or $73 million). Currently, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" has grossed over $875 million worldwide...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.05.08 ~ 2015.05.10

Source | 2015/05/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Avengers: Age of Ultron"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.05.01 ~ 2015.05.03

2015/05/04 | | Permalink

Marvel's might continues while newcomers stake their claim…

There was some serious jostling for position going on at the box office this past weekend. Last weekend Marvel's latest "Avengers" film entered the fray and (righteously) dominated proceedings by capturing a mammoth 90% of the box office pie. And while this left little else for the rest of the pack to pounce on, a week later we find a string of new entries trying to make a move on Marvel's monster...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.05.01 ~ 2015.05.03

Source | 2015/05/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Avengers: Age of Ultron"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.04.24 ~ 2015.04.26

2015/04/27 | | Permalink

Mind the Gap: The "Avengers" return to ruin…

Crumbs. That's what Marvel's monster left for the rest of the pack over the weekend, crumbs.

Its pre-sales were brilliant, over a million, and a million more stormed cinemas across the country to catch the heroes' phenomenal return (as well as to catch South Korean model-turned-actress Soo Hyeon make her movie debut as a support character). The hype building up to its release made the weekend's landslide no surprise, but the furiosity of the frenzy was still a sight to behold as "Avengers: Age of Ultron" affected a perfect cinematic storm...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.04.24 ~ 2015.04.26

Source | 2015/04/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Avengers: Age of Ultron"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.04.17 ~ 2015.04.19

2015/04/20 | | Permalink

"Furious 7" stays ahead of the pack…

"Furious 7" remained the South's favourite flick over the weekend by capturing 41% of the box office pie. James Wan's action outing attracted an additional 472K admissions over 813 screens to move its total tally now to 2.8M ($21.7M). Globally, the film has amassed over $1.1B, making it the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, just ahead of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and behind "Iron Man 3"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.04.17 ~ 2015.04.19

Source | 2015/04/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Fast & Furious 7"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.04.10 ~ 2015.04.12

2015/04/13 | | Permalink

"Furious 7" retains pole position…

James Wan's "Furious 7" managed to stay in pole position over this past weekend by capturing 42.6% of the box office pie. The frantic action flick added 585K admissions over 818 screens to bring its total tally in Korea to 2.1M ($15.8M). The film, which stars the late Paul Walker alongside a host of Hollywood heroes such as Vin Deiesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Michelle Rodriguez, has thus far amasses over $800 million worldwide...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.04.10 ~ 2015.04.12

Source | 2015/04/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Furious 7"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.04.03 ~ 2015.04.05

2015/04/06 | | Permalink

"Fast & Furious" outplays "Twenty" for pole position...

April saw the release of a number of competitive films, five of which entered the fray and featured in this past weekend's top ten. The much-anticipated "Fast & Furious 7" (starring the late Paul Walker alongside Vin Diesel) hit theatres worldwide recently, and Korean audiences welcomed the seventh instalment by raising it up as the country's current number one...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.04.03 ~ 2015.04.05

Source | 2015/04/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Fast & Furious 7"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.03.27 ~ 2015.03.29

2015/03/30 | | Permalink

"Twenty" starts, and scores…

Lee Byeong-heon-I's "Twenty" entered the fray last Wednesday and dominated proceedings over the weekend by capturing 48% of box office pie. The film, which stars Kim Woo-bin, Junho and Kang Ha-neul, attracted an impressive 852K filmgoers across 925 screens to end the weekend at the top; albeit during a quiet week in terms of turnout...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.03.27 ~ 2015.03.29

Source | 2015/03/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Twenty" (스물)...More

"Twenty" at top of the box office

Source | 2015/03/25 | | Permalink

 Movie "Twenty" gathered 150,000 audiences on the first day of release and has the green light.

According to the Korean Film Council, "Twenty" has an accumulated number of 169,627 audiences in 785 theaters...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.03.20 ~ 2015.03.22

2015/03/23 | | Permalink

"Whiplash" for the win...

Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" rose to the top of the pile over the weekend having entered the fray last weekend in fourth. The film, which is based on Damien's experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band, claimed 374K (24%) over 574 screens to top the chart, brining its total tally in Korea now to 825K, or $5.9M...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.03.20 ~ 2015.03.22

Source | 2015/03/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Whiplash"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.03.13 ~ 2015.03.15

2015/03/16 | | Permalink

"The Kingsman" falls to "The Deal"...

British spy flick "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was finally, and narrowly, dethroned at the top of the pile over this past weekend. The action comedy has been reigning atop the Korean box office for a few weeks now, but was finally outplayed by Son Yong-ho's crime thriller "The Deal", starring Kim Sang-kyeong, Kim Seong-gyoon, and Park Seong-woong...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.03.13 ~ 2015.03.15

Source | 2015/03/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Deal" (살인의뢰)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.03.06 ~ 2015.03.08

2015/03/09 | | Permalink

"The Kingsman"'s reign continues unchallenged…

Last weekend British spy flicks "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "The Imitiation Game" ruled at as the country's number one and two, claiming just under a million admission between them. The later lost its footing and fell to third, but Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman" managed to retain its place as Korea's film of choice despite the arrival of Ahn Sang-hoon's period drama, "Empire of Lust"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.03.06 ~ 2015.03.08

Source | 2015/03/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Kingsman: The Secret Service"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.02.27 ~ 2015.03.01

2015/03/02 | | Permalink

Foreign agents rule and score one-two finish…

The British spy comedy "Kingsman: The Secret Service" fought back after losing out to "Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island" last weekend. "Kingsman" captured 32% of the box office pie to comfortably top the chart, banking $4.6M (597K admissions) and moving its total in Korea now to 3.3 million...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.02.27 ~ 2015.03.01

Source | 2015/03/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Kingsman: The Secret Service"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.02.20 ~ 2015.02.22

2015/02/24 | | Permalink

Agents rule and "Ode" revitalised…

Kim Seok-yoon's "Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island" held on to enjoy another weekend as Korea's choice film, claiming 1.2M admissions (30.5%) over 817 screens to once again outplayed Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" at the top of the pile. Kim's latest, which was released on the 11th, now moves onto 3.1M and is on target to overtake the 4.7M stubs the 2011 original scored...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.02.20 ~ 2015.02.22

Source | 2015/02/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island" (조선명탐정 : 사라진 놉의 딸)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.02.13 ~ 2015.02.15

2015/02/16 | | Permalink

Agents foreign and domestic dominate Valentine's Day weekend...

Valentine's Day weekend welcomed a string of new hopefuls into the game as six fresh players shook up sales to helped spread the love. But of those new entries, it was the return of "Detective K" that came away with the biggest piece of the box office pie.

Kim Seok-yoon's "Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island" attracted 729K (32.4%) from 811 screens to outplay its nearest rival: "Kingsman: The Secret Service". "Detective K" was released back in 2011 by Kim and garnered 4.7M stubs from early January to late March, and the sequel retains the popular comical duo of Kim Myeong-min and Oh Dal-soo, but this time Lee Yeon-hee joins them to raise to stakes...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.02.13 ~ 2015.02.15

Source | 2015/02/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island" (조선명탐정 : 사라진 놉의 딸)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.02.06-2015.02.08

2015/02/10 | | Permalink

Nostalgic Romcom Rules, while "Ode" crosses 13M...

Box office newcomer "C'est Si Bon" entered the fray last week and captured 29.5% of the pie over the weekend, comfortably claiming the top spot and dislodging last week's winner: "Big Hero 6". Kim Hyeon-seok's romantic comedy attracted 534K filmgoers ($3.9M) over 829 screens to outperform Disney's Oscar contender as the South's favourite flick.

Last weekend "Big Hero 6" trumped Yoon Je-kyoon's latest for first, but the musical might of Kim's fifth feature proved too much for Disney's awesome animation...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.02.06~2015.02.08

Source | 2015/02/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "C'est Si Bon" (쎄시봉)...More

'Ode to My Father' Remains Strong at Box Office

Source | 2015/02/05 | | Permalink

"Ode to My Father" has become one of the most successful films in the history of Korean cinema. The film attracted 12.82 million viewers as of Tuesday, becoming the most successful melodrama.

The film keeps breaking records as it drew the largest number of moviegoers in a day with 751,253 viewers on Jan. 1 and became the first film of the year to attract over 10 million spectators. It still remains at the top of the box office eighth weeks after its release in late December...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.30 ~ 2015.02.01

2015/02/02 | | Permalink

Disney's Oscar delight comes right…

Last week Yoo Ha's "Gangnam Blues" entered the fray and scored a narrow victory during a highly competitive weekend. "Gangnam Blues", "Big Hero 6", and Yoon Je-kyoon's "Ode to My Father" were all in the running for gold, but its was Yoo's action noir that the public championed. This weekend, however, saw Walt Disney's "Big Hero 6" gain momentum and claim the week's top spot with over 611K admissions going its way (29%), bumping its total tally in Korea now to 1.7M ($12M). To date, Disney's, Marvel-inspired, Oscar nominee has already banked $484M worldwide, more than double its production budget of around $165M...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.01.30 ~ 2015.02.01

Source | 2015/02/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Big Hero 6"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.23 - 2015.01.25

2015/01/26 | | Permalink

Yoo's "Blues" shakes things up…

Yoo Ha's action noir "Gangnam Blues" (aka "Gangnam 1970") was the number one player at box office over the weekend, pocketing over $5.5M (27%) and coming out on top in what was the most closely-contested tussle at the top we've seen thus far.

The 709K filmgoers Yoo persuade into his caves (830) was narrowly enough to spoil Disney's big animated entrance into the game. "Big Hero 6" was, like Yoo's "Blues", released in Korea last Wednesday, and competed over 822 screens to claimed 662K stubs ($5M - 25%). It was an awesome photo finish that ultimately favoured homemade Han over foreign fantasy, but only just...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.01.23 ~ 2015.01.25

Source | 2015/01/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Gangnam Blues" (강남 1970)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.16 ~ 2015.01.18

2015/01/19 | | Permalink

Fresh features help close gap on Yoon's "Ode"...

Park Jin-pyo's "Love Forecast" and Ha Jeong-woo's "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" were released last week and helped restore balance to box office.

For the last five weeks it's been all "Ode to My Father" and, for the first time since "The Hobbit" mid-December, the film's lavish lead sunk to within striking distance. Yoon Je-kyoon's successful war drama captured 27.5% of the pie (808K) across 742 screens for gold, but had to defend its crown against the spritely rom-com "Love Forecast", starring Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.01.16 ~ 2015.01.18

Source | 2015/01/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Ode to My Father" (국제시장)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.09 ~ 2015.01.11

2015/01/12 | | Permalink

Yoon's "Ode" continues uncontested…

The Korean box office might not be roaring currently, quieted, perhaps, by the success of Yoon Je-kyoon's heartfelt war drama: "Ode to My Father". Since its released mid-December, "Ode to My Father" has held firm at the top of pile, and its arrival at the ten-million-views mark is dawning. The film added 1.1M stubs over the weekend, continuing its phenomenal run and pushing its total tally now to 9.6M ($69.7M). If, or rather when, it reached 10M admissions, it will become only the eleventh film in Korean film history to do so, placing it in Korea's pantheon of pictures; a hall of fame and fortune that includes such wonders as "Silmido" (the first of its kind), "Snowpiercer", "The Attorney", "The Thieves", and, more recently, "The Admiral: Roaring Currents"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.01.09 ~ 2015.01.11

Source | 2015/01/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Ode to My Father" (국제시장)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.02 ~ 2015.01.04

2015/01/05 | | Permalink

Local drama starts the year out right…

The first week of the new year saw Yoon Je-kyoon's "Ode to My Father" retain pole position, making it three weeks in a row for this touching war drama. The film, which depicts modern Korean history through a story of a Korean War refugee and his fragmented family, easily topped the table with 1.6M admissions (42.2%) and so advanced its total tally now to 7M ($54.4M). It survived the Christmas crowds with cheer, and has managed to carrying itself profitably into the New Year...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2015.01.02 ~ 2015.01.04

Source | 2015/01/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Ode to My Father" (국제시장)...More

Domestic Films Dominate Year-End Box Office

Source | 2014/12/30 | | Permalink

Three domestic films are leading at the box office here as the year draws to a close.

"Ode to My Father" has drawn 4.28 million viewers as of Sunday, just 12 days after its release, as favorable reviews spread by word of mouth and the controversy over its political disposition increases interest in the film...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.12.26 ~ 2014.12.28

Source | 2014/12/28 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Ode to My Father" (국제시장)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.12.19 ~ 2014.12.21

Source | 2014/12/21 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Ode to My Father" (국제시장)...More

'My Love, Don't Cross That River' tops box office for consecutive 6 days

Source | 2014/12/16 | | Permalink

The independent movie, My Love, Don't Cross That River has been ranked number one at box office for 6 days in a row.

According to the records by Korean Film Council on the 17th, the movie was played on 696 screens and 3015 times in total on that day. The daily viewers reached 163,473 and the accumulated number of the viewers is 1,356,550...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.12.12 ~ 2014.12.14­

2014/12/15 | | Permalink

Lovely Indie Makes History…

The biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" failed to return to the top celebrating a narrow victory over the cosmically curious "Interstellar" last weekend. Week two for Ridley's personal odyssey (the film is dedicated to the late Tony Scott) was not as promising as its entry; it slumped to third having captured only 18% (346K) of the box office pie. Above came Nolan's "Interstellar" (396K – 20%), still short 300K of the 10M admissions mark, and, more historically, came this week's number one: "My Love, Don't Cross That River"...More

Heart-Rending Documentary Rewrites Box Office History

Source | 2014/12/15 | | Permalink

An indie documentary about a devoted elderly couple is rewriting the history of Korean cinema.

"My Love, Don't Cross That River" topped the box office on Friday last week, and maintained its lead on Saturday by drawing 247,658 viewers in one day. It has now been watched by 776,424 people and is on course to hit 1 million 18 days after its release on Nov. 27...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.12.12 ~ 2014.12.14

Source | 2014/12/14 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "My Love, Don't Cross That River" (님아, 그 강을 건너지 마오)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.12.05 ~ 2014.12.07

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.12.05 ~ 2014.12.07

Source | 2014/12/07 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Exodus: Gods and Kings"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.28 ~ 2014.11.30

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.11.28 ~ 2014.11.30

Source | 2014/11/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Interstellar"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.21 ~ 2014.11.23

2014/11/24 | | Permalink


"Interstellar" and Co. Conquer…

Christopher Nolan's sublime "Interstellar" once again held steady at the top as Nolan's cosmic cinemascope added another 1.2M admissions (54.6%) to its Korean cause. Since its released on the sixth, "Interstellar" has banked $49.2M, about a ninth of the film's worldwide bottom line (which is nearing $450M). Its recent performance in Korea saw it surpassed "The Attorney" and its allotted 5.6M ($37.6M); and in doing so, becomes Korea's fifth highest grossing film of year...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.11.21 ~ 2014.11.23

Source | 2014/11/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Interstellar"...More

"Dad For Rent" places 5th at the box office on first day

Source | 2014/11/20 | | Permalink

"Dad for Rent" made it to 5th place on the first day of release.

According to the Korean Film Council, "Dad for Rent" collected 13,283 audiences on the 20th which was the day of release. The accumulated number is estimated to be around 20,335...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.14 ~ 2014.11.16

2014/11/17 | | Permalink

"Interstellar" absorbs nearly 80% of the box office pie…

Week two for Nolan's spacey success saw the breakthrough blockbuster add another 1.7M admissions to its Korean cause. "Interstellar" recently crossed the $300M mark internationally, $36M of which coming from Korean screens as it becomes the seventh highest grossing film of the year behind "Transformers: Age of Extinction" ($38M). Unfortunately this galactic stub-guzzler had little competition, and so absorbed over 76% of ticket sales from a greedy 1,410 screenings (close to triple its nearest rival)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.11.14 ~ 2014.11.16

Source | 2014/11/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Interstellar"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.07 ~ 2014.11.09

2014/11/10 | | Permalink


"Interstellar" arrives and conquers…

Christopher Nolan's epic sci-fi event "Interstellar" absorbed 73.2% (1.6M admissions) of the box office pie over the weekend; the $165M delight was given 1,342 screens to pool from (more than double any other), and dominated from there.

Last weekend's number one, David Flynn's "Gone Girl", retreated to third with just 147K (6.6%), while Oh Ki-hwan's "Fashion King - Movie" entered the fray in second (284K - 11.5%). "Gone Girl" was enjoying pole position prior to Nolan's masterpiece and Oh Ki-hwan's K-comedy, but even so the film has only amassed 1.5M admissions ($11.3M) since its release late October...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.11.07 ~ 2014.11.09

Source | 2014/11/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Interstellar"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.10.31 ~ 2014.11.02

2014/11/03 | | Permalink

"Gone Girl" stays put…

Last week's number one, David Fincher's "Gone Girl", retained the top spot during its second week out, only this weekend the victory was a little more convincing. Fincher's latest added another 452K admissions (34%) to bring its two-week total now to 1.2M ($9.1M). Its closest rival came again via Jang Jin's "We Are Brothers" (starring Jo Jin-woong and Kim Seong-gyoon), which managed to register just over 243K (17%), but Jin's comedy drama still finds itself 200K short of that million milestone...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.10.31 ~ 2014.11.02

Source | 2014/11/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Gone Girl"...More

"My Dictator" comes in second at the box office

Source | 2014/10/30 | | Permalink

Movie "My Dictator" came in 2nd place at the box office.

According to the Korean Film Council, "My Dictator" was released on the 30th and raked in 307,009 audiences on its opening day...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.10.24 ~ 2014.10.26

2014/10/27 | | Permalink

Gold for "Gone Girl"…

David Fincher's latest thriller "Gone Girl" hit Korea shores late last week and topped Korea's box office with 426K admissions. The film, which stars Batman-to-be Ben Affleck, captured 29% of the box office pie from 653 screenings, and in the process dislodged Lee Myeong-se and Lim Chan-sang's "My Love, My Bride - 2014" as the country's current film of choice...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.10.24 ~ 2014.10.26

Source | 2014/10/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Gone Girl"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.10.17 ~ 2014.10.19

2014/10/20 | | Permalink

"My Love, My Bride" enjoys another weekend at the top...

Lee Myeong-se and Lim Chang-sang's remake "My Love, My Bride – 2014" retained pole position over the weekend and in the process moved its total tally onto 1.4M admissions ($10.6M). Last week a number of Korean features scored a top ten finish, but of those new entries only "My Love, My Bride – 2014", "Whistle Blower", and "Slow Video" remained competitive in the chart, while Shin Jae-young's "Manhole" and Lim Pil-seong's "Scarlet Innocence" fell promptly out of favour...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.10.17 ~ 2014.10.19

Source | 2014/10/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "My Love, My Bride - 2014" (나의 사랑 나의 신부)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.10.10 ~ 2014.10.12

2014/10/13 | | Permalink

Stories remade and untold rise to the top...

Three new entries and a reshuffle at the top was the state of affairs over this past weekend. "My Love, My Bride - 2014", "Manhole", and "Dracula Untold" were the only new films to feature as both "Whistle Blower" and "Slow Video" surrendered the podium after only a week as the country's one and two. The top performer was the romantic comedy "My Love, My Bride - 2014", a remake of Lee Myeong's 1990 original that grabbed over 27% box office pie to top chart in its opening weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.10.10 ~ 2014.10.12

Source | 2014/10/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "My Love, My Bride - 2014" (나의 사랑 나의 신부)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.10.03 ~ 2014.10.05

2014/10/06 | | Permalink

Fresh blood mixes things up at the top…

There was a lot of activity over the weekend as fresh features disrupted what was starting to look like a very tranquil top ten. "Whistle Blower", "Slow Video", "Scarlet Innocence", and Jungle Shuffle" were all released last Thursday and captured close to 60% of the total ticket sales (58.3%) between them. Of the four, it was Lim Soon-rye's "Whistle Blower" and Kim Yeong-tak's "Slow Video" that made the biggest waves as they slotted into first and second respectfully. That meant that "The Maze Runner" and "Tazza: The Hidden Card" descended the chart to make way, but some fell harder than others...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.10.03 ~ 2014.10.05

Source | 2014/10/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Whistle Blower" (제보자)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.09.26 ~ 2014.09.28

2014/09/29 | | Permalink

"The Maze Runner" remains unchallenged at the top…

Wes Ball's science fiction film "The Maze Runner" managed to remain Korea's top showing over the last week of September. Ball's adaptation has been a huge success, and has already grossed over $148m worldwide. The film's second weekend in Korea was less than stellar, but the 572K admissions (43%) it claimed was enough to secure its place at the top of pile...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.09.26 ~ 2014.09.28

Source | 2014/09/28 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Maze Runner"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.09.19 ~ 2014.09.21

2014/09/22 | | Permalink

"The Maze Runner" breaks 8-week long local streak…

For the first time since July a foreign flick has take the top spot. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" claimed 1.3M admissions during the third weekend of July, but since then the Korean box office has been spoilt by the local likes of "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant", "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", "Pirates", and the latest Korean gold medallist "Tazza: The Hidden Card"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.09.19 ~ 2014.09.21

Source | 2014/09/21 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Maze Runner"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.09.12 ~ 2014.09.14

2014/09/15 | | Permalink

"Tazza 2" keeps its roll going…

"Tazza: The Hidden Card" had a fantastic week and managed to extend its lead at the top of pile. Kang Hyeong-cheol's comedy drama attracted over 540K filmgoers (26.7%) over the weekend to move its total tally now to 3.1M ($24.6M), which makes it the ninth highest-grossing Korean film of 2014 having just overtaken Director Chang's "The Target". Kang's closest competition came in the form of the American musical drama "Begin Again" and its 351K (17.1%), but otherwise the top ten remained largely unchanged except for Frank Miller's neo-noir "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" creeping in at ten...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.09.12 ~ 2014.09.14

Source | 2014/09/14 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Tazza: The Hidden Card" (타짜-신의 손)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.09.05 ~ 2014.09.07

2014/09/08 | | Permalink

Fresh Faces move in as "Pirates" and "The Admiral" take a bow…

Kang Hyeong-cheol's comedy drama "Tazza: The Hidden Card" slotted straight into first over this past weekend by dislodging "Pirates" at the top of the box office pile. The film is the second feature based on Huh Young-man's manhwa of the same name, and after eight years fans can finally enjoy this second, star-studded, instalment.

"Tazza 2" claimed over 836K admissions (28.3%) over 890 screens to take gold with the help of actors Choi Seung-hyeon, Sin Se-kyeong, Kwak Do-won, Lee Honey, and Yoo Hae-jin. Last weekend's number one, Lee Seok-hoon's period romp "Pirates", seems to have finally reached it peak as it slipped to fourth with just 275K (8.7%)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.09.05 ~ 2014.09.07

Source | 2014/09/07 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Tazza: The Hidden Card" (타짜-신의 손)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.08.29 ~ 2014.08.31

2014/09/01 | | Permalink

Lee's "Pirates" still rule the roost while "The Admiral" spies 17M…

The last few weeks have seen Korea's box office figures soar thanks to two seafaring delights: Kim Han-min's epic "Admiral" and Lee Seok-hoon's "Pirates". The last weekend of August, however, saw a slight return to normalcy as ticket sales sunk in the wake of Kim and Lee's period powerhouses coming down from their profitable reigns at the top.

Last weekend Lee's "Pirates" stole first from "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" with 951K, with Kim's naval strategist following close behind it with 802K. "Pirates" second term at the top, however, yielded just 620K (25.5%) while "The Admiral" was bumped down to third with 333K (13.7%). Together these two action attractions have amassed nearly 24M admissions and are still going around scooping up survivors as the new season is ushered in...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.08.29 ~ 2014.08.31

Source | 2014/08/31 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Pirates" (해적: 바다로 간 산적)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.08.22 ~ 2014.08.24

2014/08/25 | | Permalink

"Pirates" and "The Admiral" tussle at the top…

It's been a thrilling month for Kim Han-min's "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" as it quickly became the highest grossing Korean film in history by surpassing the 13M admissions "The Host" put up back in 2006. Kim's epic depiction of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin's legendary role in the Battle of Myeongnyang may have been pushed down into second, but the additional 802K (29.9%) it cornered over the weekend pushes this mighty piece of moviemaking to a record 16.2M admissions ($123M)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.08.22 ~ 2014.08.24

Source | 2014/08/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Pirates" (해적: 바다로 간 산적)...More

[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

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.08.08 ~ 2014.08.10

Source | 2014/08/10 | | Permalink

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

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.08.01 ~ 2014.08.03

2014/08/04 | | Permalink

Records tumble in the wake of Kim Han-min's awesome "Admiral"… 

Kim Han-min's period epic "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" soared into the record books over the weekend to become the first film to break a million admissions in a single day. Over the weekend Kim's big-budget blockbuster claimed 3.3M admissions (or 65.7% of ticket sales) over 1,586 screens to force the recently released "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" down to third. The only other films to sell more than 45K tickets were "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Guardians of the Galaxy", the rest simply made up the numbers as these four favourites devoured over 97% of the box office pie...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.08.01 ~ 2014.08.03

Source | 2014/08/03 | | Permalink

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

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.07.25 ~ 2014.07.27

2014/07/28 | | Permalink

"KUNDO" claims gold with over 2.1M in support...

It's been nine weeks since a Korean film last held the top spot in its own box office, but finally a local flick has managed to reign true. Last week Yoon Jong-bin's much-anticipated "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" was released and captured over 61% of the sales (2.1M admissions). The film, whose scintillating cast includes the likes of Ha Jeong-woo, Kang Dong-won, Lee Sung-min, Ma Dong-seok among others, opened to an incredible 1,394 screens around the country and Korea its first film at the top of pile in over nine weeks...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.07.25 ~ 2014.07.27

Source | 2014/07/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" (군도:민란의 시대)...More

Summer Blockbusters Heat Up Box Office

Source | 2014/07/25 | | Permalink

Four Korean blockbusters are expected to set up a box office war as many filmgoers try to beat the summer heat in cinemas.

"KUNDO : Age of the Rampant: Age of the Rampant" was released on Thursday, and "Roaring Currents" will be released on July 30, "Pirates" on Aug. 6 and "Haemoo" on Aug. 13...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.07.18 ~ 2014.07.20

2014/07/21 | | Permalink

Koreans continue to go ape for Reeves' revolutionary rendition...

Matt Reeves' apes enjoyed a second term at the top as it continued its dominance as Korea's film of choice. Last weekend "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", the sequel to the 2011 film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", entered the Korean market and captured 47% of box office pie to take gold. Week two for the blockbuster was just as successful as it added another 1M stubs (48.5%) to bring its total tally now to 3.1M ($24.3M). The only local representatives in this weekend's top ten came in the form of "The Divine Move", "Confession", as well as Kim Seong-hoon's action drama "A Hard Day"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.07.18 ~ 2014.07.20

Source | 2014/07/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.07.11 ~ 2014.07.13

2014/07/14 | | Permalink

Prime gives way to primates as a new king is crowned...

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", the sequel to the 2011 film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", recently hit Korean shores and dislodged Bay's "Transformers" at the top of the pile. Matt Reeves' film captured more than 47% of the box office pie (1.3M admissions) over 919 screens to break the hat-trick "Transformers" was eyeing. Still, Bay's bombastic blockbuster held firm in third, while Jo Beom-goo's drama "The Divine Move" stayed umoved in second place with 925K (23%)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.07.11 ~ 2014.07.13

Source | 2014/07/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.07.04 ~ 2014.07.06

2014/07/07 | | Permalink

"Divine" intervention almost topples Bay's beast…

Micheal Bay's blockbusting "Transformers: Age of Extinction" managed to hold onto the top spot despite some serious local protest. Bay's latest was the sole star last weekend where it opened its Korean account with over 1.8M admissions, but the mech-monster was challenged here by a new entry in the form of Jo Beom-goo's "The Divine Move"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.07.04 ~ 2014.07.06

Source | 2014/07/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Transformers: Age of Extinction"...More

Jeong Woo-seong & "The Divine Move" defeats "Transformers 4" at the box office

Source | 2014/07/03 | | Permalink

Jeong Woo-seong, Lee Beom-soo, Ahn Seong-gi, Kim In-kwon, Lee Si-yeong, Ahn Kil-kang and Choi Jin-hyeok's "The Divine Move" topped "Transformers: Age of Extinction" on the first day of release.

According to the Korean Film Council, "The Divine Move" gathered 181,052 people in one day and came in first...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.06.27 ~ 2014.06.29

2014/06/30 | | Permalink

Bay's Blockbuster Dominates…

Michael Bay's bombastic "Transformers: Age of Extinction" landed in Korea on Wednesday and, quite simply, dominated. The lastest in the "Transformer" series enslaved some 1.8M filmgoers over a whopping 1,597 screens to dislodge "Edge of Tomorrow" as Korea's film of choice. It did so by greedily gobbling 78% of the box office pie, leaving little more than crumbs for the rest of the pack as Bay's brutes raced to 2.6M admissions ($21.6M)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.06.27 ~ 2014.06.29

Source | 2014/06/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Transformers: Age of Extinction"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.06.20 ~ 2014.06.22

2014/06/23 | | Permalink

Local delights struggle as Cruise's latest enjoys a third week at the top…

Tom Cruise's latest sci-fi phenomenon "Edge of Tomorrow" continued its reign as Korean film of choice. The film added another 573K (36%) to bring its total tally now up to 3.9M, and now threatens to overtake "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as the sixth highest grossing film of the year. Running close to 200K behind Liman's adaptation came Kim Seong-hoon's action drama "A Hard Day" starring Lee Seon-gyoon. "A Hard Day", one of only two Korean films to make the cut this week, attracted 372K filmgoers (23% of the box office pie) to secure its fourth straight week at number two...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.06.20 ~ 2014.06.22

Source | 2014/06/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Edge of Tomorrow"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.06.13 ~ 2014.06.15

2014/06/16 | | Permalink

"Edge of Tomorrow" pushes past 3 million to top the table once more…

Last weekend Doug Liman's science fiction adaptation "Edge of Tomorrow" snatched over 1.5M admissions to take gold, and while its haul was significantly less this time around, the 679K (40%) it pulled over the weekend was enough to secure a second reign. Cruise and his sci-fi flicks go down like a treat in Korea, and paired with the tale's Japanese origin, Liman's futuristic frenzy has thus far managed to amass over 3M admissions ($25M). And while Cruise and his co-star Emily Blunt were blazing at the top, two new local films made their entry into the top ten in the form of "Gyeongju" and "For The Emperor"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.06.13 ~ 2014.06.15

Source | 2014/06/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Edge of Tomorrow"...More

"For The Emperor", 3rd place at the box office

Source | 2014/06/12 | | Permalink

"For The Emperor" ranked third place on the day it was released.

According to the Korean Film Council, "For The Emperor" accumulated 93,672 audiences on the 12th alone and came in third at the box office...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.06.06 ~ 2014.06.08

2014/06/09 | | Permalink

"Edge of Tomorrow" dislodges Marvel's mutants and cruises into first…

Tom Cruise's latest, "Edge of Tomorrow", opened its Korean account over the weekend and was welcomed by some 1.2 million cinephiles. Based off of the military science fiction novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, the film sees Cruise star alongside Emily Blunt in an action-packed outing that has already amassed $140M worldwide. Cruise has long been a popular personality in Korea and helped the film dislodge Marvel's mutants by capturing 42.2% of the sales in week one...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.06.06 ~ 2014.06.08

Source | 2014/06/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Edge of Tomorrow"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.30 ~ 2014.06.01

2014/06/02 | | Permalink

Marvel's mutants hold strong for now…

Marvel's mutants secured a second straight week at the top over the weekend by adding another 834K (37.8%) to its cause. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" entered the chart on the 22nd, where it managed to dislodge Kim Dae-woo's "Obsessed", and has since remained Korea's film of choice. Last week the film claimed 1.4M, but the wealth was spread more evenly this time around as Kim Seong-hoon's "A Hard Day" and Angelina Jolie's latest "Maleficent" entered the fray and sapped some of its steam...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.05.30 ~ 2014.06.01

Source | 2014/06/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.23 ~ 2014.05.25

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.05.23 ~ 2014.05.25

Source | 2014/05/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.16 ~ 2014.05.18

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.05.16 ~ 2014.05.18

Source | 2014/05/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Obsessed" (인간중독)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.09 ~ 2014.05.11

2014/05/12 | | Permalink

Hyeon Bin's reign continues as "The Fatal Encounter" surpasses 3M…

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.05.09 ~ 2014.05.11

Source | 2014/05/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Fatal Encounter" (역린)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.02 ~ 2014.05.04

2014/05/05 | | Permalink

All hail the new King!

The box office came alive over the weekend as a string of features stamped their authority and invigorated sales at the top of order. Lee Jae-gyoo's "The Fatal Encounter" (previously known as "The King's Wrath") soared into pole position with over a million tickets to its name; a healthy haul that was no doubt spurred by Hyeon Bin's role as the discerning (and now historically handsome) King Jeongjo. The film opened to over a thousand screens and made the most of them by capturing over 38% of box office pie. Other films that made an impact included last week's number one "The Amazing Spiderman 2", Director Chang's "The Target", and the foreign animation "Rio 2"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.05.02 ~ 2014.05.04

Source | 2014/05/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Fatal Encounter" (역린)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.04.25 ~ 2014.04.27

2014/04/28 | | Permalink

"Spiderman" swings in and dominates...

After a solid four weeks at the top of the pile Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has finally been ousted by another American superhero. "The Amazing Spiderman 2" swung into contention this past week and swept the competition cleanly aside, clinging onto more than 72% of the total ticket sales and racing to 1.6M admissions. The web-slinger opened its Korean account to 1,312 screens, more than double its closest rival "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" which also entered the fray but had only 533 venues to campaign from...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.04.25 ~ 2014.04.27

Source | 2014/04/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"...More

Sunken Ferry Spells Disaster for Box Office

Source | 2014/04/22 | | Permalink

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" fails terribly at the box office

Source | 2014/04/21 | | Permalink

"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

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.04.18 - 2014.04.20

2014/04/21 | | Permalink

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.04.18 ~ 2014.04.20

Source | 2014/04/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.04.11 ~ 2014.04.13

2014/04/14 | | Permalink

"The Winter Soldier" stands his ground…

Marvel's second instalment of their "Captain America" series came out again on top this past weekend, pulling in additional 470,782 admissions (33.6%) to advance its total tally now to 3.3M. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" landed in Korea late March and has since remained the country's film of choice; an impressive feat given the continuous shuffling we've see at the box office this year. Globally, the film has amassed a monstrous $476M thus far and has been praised/enjoy by critics and fans alike...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.04.11 ~ 2014.04.13

Source | 2014/04/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.04.04 ~ 2014.04.06

2014/04/07 | | Permalink

"Captain America" strikes again…

After weeks of cycling the crown the Korean box office has finally awarded a second term at the top. Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stormed onto the scene last weekend and has managed to retain the number one position with over 760K admissions. The film, which recently broke the April ticket tally in the States, now moves onto 2.6M admissions in Korea and has grossed over $303M worldwide. Its nearest rival came in the form of the French-American thriller "3 Days to Kill", directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol (aka "McG") with the story itself by Luc Besson, which managed second place with only 117,175 admissions to its name...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.04.04 ~ 2014.04.06

Source | 2014/04/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.03.28 ~ 2014.03.30

2014/03/31 | | Permalink

"Captain America" strikes, "Noah" sinks...

Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" sunk to second as Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" rallied 1.1M admissions to its cause. The American superhero opened to a massive 1,106 screens to capture 61% of the market and dislodge the biblical epic from pole position. Last weekend "Noah" opened its account with 950K, but was unable to see out the storm and managed just 326,746 (16.6%) stubs here in week two. Only three local films featured in the top ten ("Elegant Lies", "Miss Granny", and "Monster - Movie") as Korea's volatile box office continued its fickle favouring of new entries...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.03.28 ~ 2014.03.30

Source | 2014/03/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.03.21 ~ 2014.03.23

2014/03/24 | | Permalink

"Noah" floats to the top with a torrent of tickets...

It was a spirited beginning for Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" as the crowds flooded the theatres for this biblical epic. Aronofsky's powerful, but controversial, account of Noah's Ark opened its account in first, claiming 950,864 admissions (54.2%) over 951 screens to secure the top spot. The Korean box office has been unstable these past six weeks as no film has been able to hold the highest honour for more than a weekend; with the latest dethronement being Lee Sook-yeon's "Elegant Lies" which sunk to second here with just 333,544 (17.9%). However "Noah" enjoyed the highest first place haul since early February and will hope its glory will be more than just a flash in the pan...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.03.21 ~ 2014.03.23

Source | 2014/03/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Noah"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.03.14 ~ 2014.03.16

2014/03/17 | | Permalink

"300" falls to "Elegant Lies"…

"300: Rise of an Empire" fell from grace this past weekend as "Elegant Lies" opened strong with 447,454 admissions (26.5%). Lee Han's last film, "Punch", attracted over 5 million filmgoers back in 2011, and now his latest has made the most of its 555 allocated screens to claim the top spot in week one. Last week the fantasy war epic "300: Rise of an Empire" took gold with over 6K admissions, however after that initial excitement the adaptation fell one place with just 303,280 (20.4%) to its name. Murro's hyper-stylised retelling of the Battle of Salamis now sits on an admissions stack 1.3 million high after two weeks in the chart...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.03.14 ~ 2014.03.16

Source | 2014/03/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Elegant Lies" (우아한 거짓말)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.03.07 ~ 2014.03.09

2014/03/10 | | Permalink

"300" rises as "Non-Stop" takes a knee...

It's been hard going for local flicks the past month. "Frozen", "Pompeii", and "Non-Stop" have all occupied the top spot but have been unable to hold onto that position. Now a new contender has come forth in the form of Noam Murro's "300: Rise of an Empire", an epic action fantasy sequel to the 2006 film "300". The film, which is based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller that is still to be released, claimed 661,909 (40.6%) over 720 screens to stand as the country's new number one. It was an epic start to its campaign as it dislodged "Non-Stop" at the top of the pile to take gold...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.03.07 ~ 2014.03.09

Source | 2014/03/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "'300: Rise of an Empire'"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.02.28 ~ 2014.03.02

2014/03/03 | | Permalink

"Pompeii" burns out as Neeson's latest soars…

Paul W. S. Anderson's disaster epic "Pompeii" failed to retain the top spot this past weekend as the mystery thriller "Non-Stop" flew into first without contention. "Non-stop" managed to capture 33.7% of the sales (704K admissions) as it open its account with more than double that of its nearest rival. The film, which stars Liam Neeson alongside Julianne Moore, Scoot MacNairy, and Michelle Dockery, was given 582 screens in week one and secured pole position with plenty of elbow room. The only other new features to make it into the weekend's top films were 20th Century Fox's "The Monument Man" and the Oscar-winning drama "12 Years a Slave"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.02.28 ~ 2014.03.02

Source | 2014/03/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Non-Stop"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.02.21 ~ 2014.02.23

2014/02/24 | | Permalink

Ice gives way to fire as "Pompeii" overthrows "Frozen" at the top…

Disney's Oscar contender "Frozen" was finally dislodged at the top of pile in a hotly contested tussle at the top. This past weekend saw Paul W. S. Anderson's disaster epic "Pompeii" entered in first position (542,060-21.3%), a film that has been struggling globally after poor reviews stunted its hopes of reaching the $100M it took to produce. Despite its unimpressive stats thus far, Anderson's indulgent 3D flick only narrowly outplayed Kim Kwang-sik-I's newly released "Tabloid Truth" (440,829-20%). "Tabloid Truth" is already looking good to overtake Kim's pervious effort with "My Dear Desperado", a romantic comedy that claimed nearly 700K stubs back in 2010...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.02.21 ~ 2014.02.23

Source | 2014/02/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Pompeii"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.02.14 - 2014.02.16

2014/02/17 | | Permalink

"Frozen" still chilling in first after five weeks…

Walt Disney's "Frozen" recently won the Best Animation award at this year's BAFTA, but Korean fans have known about its magic for weeks now. After five weeks the film is still running hot at the top of Korea's box office and, despite ticket sales falling somewhat, the film has now raced to more than 8.9 million admissions and is still going strong.

After regaining the crown last week from Hwang Dong-hyeok's "Miss Granny", "Frozen" has managed to remain Korea's movie of choice having racked up 747,416 admissions (29.9%) over the weekend. In fact, both Disney's latest and Dong-hyeok's drama remained unmoved at the top of the pile, and that's despite the release of the must-anticipated "Robocop" and two new local entries in the form of "Venus Talk" and "Apostle"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.02.14 ~ 2014.02.16

Source | 2014/02/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Frozen"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.02.07 ~ 2014.02.09

2014/02/10 | | Permalink

"Frozen" re-solidifies itself at the top while "The Huntresses" melts away...

After a hectic Lunar New Year weekend "Frozen" has managed to recapture the lead and pack on the pressure as it moved on to 7.7 million admissions ($57.9M). Last week it was Hwang Dong-hyeok's "Miss Granny" that stole the show, but after the holiday rush Hwang's comedy drama was forced back a place with its 1 million haul (31.6%). These two films were the only ones in contention for gold, and together they captured over 70% of the market share. A few of the new entries ("I, Frankenstein", "Another Family", and "The Lego Movie") held their own in the middle order while "Hot Young Bloods" and "The Huntresses" fell viciously to the wrong end of the chart...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.02.07 ~ 2014.02.09

Source | 2014/02/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Frozen"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.01.31 - 2014.02.02

2014/02/03 | | Permalink

"Miss Granny" leads over record-breaking Lunar New Year weekend …

The Lunar New Year holiday saw around 5 million moviegoers flock to the cinema this past weekend, record-breaking foot traffic that surpassed even the last year's tussle between "Snowpiercer" and "The Terror Live". There were a number of Korean films hoping to cash in on the break (most notably Park Je-hyeon's "The Huntresses") but ultimately it was a two-horse race between "Frozen" and Hwang Dong-hyeok's "Miss Granny". Hwang's comedy drama narrowly managed to dislodge the Oscar nominee, and between them they captured over 70% of the market to lead the hectic holiday rush...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.01.31 ~ 2014.02.02

Source | 2014/02/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Miss Granny" (수상한 그녀)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.01.24 ~ 2014.01.26

2014/01/27 | | Permalink

"Frozen" remains solid at the top but local flicks still dominated...

The Oscar-nominated animation "Frozen" held its form at the top of the pile to secure its second weekend as number one. Despite the string of popular local features Walt Disney's winter wonderland was able to pack on another 1.2 million admissions (36.2%) to advance its total tally now to 3.1 million ($22.2M). However "Miss Granny", "Hot Young Bloods", "When A Man Loves A Woman" (aka "Man In Love"), and Yang Woo-seok's popular drama "The Attorney" all followed in close formation with respectable figures to collectively capture 59.3% of the ticket sales...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.01.24 ~ 2014.01.26

Source | 2014/01/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Frozen"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.01.17 ~ 2014.01.19

2014/01/20 | | Permalink

"Frozen" enjoys a solid start while "The Attorney" celebrates 10M tickets… 

After four consecutive weeks at the top of the pile, Yang Woo-seok's "The Attorney" has finally given way to Walt Disney Picture's "Frozen" (1,036,102 admissions). The Oscar nominated animation has already grossed $759M worldwide and arrived on Korean shores to the delight of more than a million filmgoers. "Frozen" captured 41.4% of the market share to dislodge Yang's true-life drama and deny it a fifth straight week as Korea's number one. However that didn't overshadow the fact that this past week saw "The Attorney" breach 10 million admissions (10,162,511 - $69.5M), and it now joins an elite, and ever-growing, list of Korean films who have achieved such an incredible feat...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.01.17 ~ 2014.01.19

Source | 2014/01/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Frozen"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.01.10 ~ 2014.01.12

Source | 2014/01/13 | | Permalink

"The Attorney" enjoys its fourth straight week at the top…

Yang Woo-seok's "The Attorney" enjoyed its fourth week atop the Korean box office, moving the Song Kang-ho-studded feature closer to a whopping 10 million admissions. Yang's true-life drama added 923, 790 (32.2%) admissions to bump its total tally to 9.2M since its release late last month. It was once again joined in second by Won Sin-yeon's action thriller "The Suspect", a modern spy flick that has quietly amassed 3.7M in the shadow of Yang's popular piece. The only other local feature to score a top ten finish this past weekend was Seong Si-heup's comedy "Plan Man"; the film, which stars Jeong Jae-yeong and Han Ji-min, managed just 274, 209 (10.8%) in its first weekend out...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.01.10 ~ 2014.01.12

Source | 2014/01/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Attorney" (변호인)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.01.03 - 2014.01.05

2014/01/06 | | Permalink

"The Attorney" gets 2014 off to a super start… 

The first figures for 2014 are in and Yang Woo-seok's "The Attorney" has crossed over in style. Yang's true-life drama dominated proceedings at the end of 2013, and has opened its 2014 account with 1.2 million admissions (44.3%), advancing its total tally now to 7.8M ($53.7M). Yang's magnetic marvel was joined by Won Sin-yeon's action thriller "The Suspect", whose 542,730 (19.4%) pushed Won's fourth film over the 3 million mark. From there it was the foreign flicks all the way down to Bang Eun-jin's "Way Back Home" in tenth, which marked its fourth week in top ten by adding to 35,764 (1.2%) admissions to its cause...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.01.03 ~ 2014.01.05

Source | 2014/01/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Attorney" (변호인)...More

'The Attorney' Expected to Break More Box Office Records

Source | 2014/01/02 | | Permalink

"The Attorney" is likely to become this year's first movie to draw 10 million moviegoers. According to the Korean Film Council, a total of 5.69 million people had watched it as of Tuesday. The number had risen to 6 million on Wednesday morning, only 15 days after the flick was released, according to distributer NEW.

If its popularity continues at a similar pace, it could become the fastest film to achieve the milestone in the history of Korean cinema. It needed five fewer days to attract 5 million cinemagoers than last year's "Miracle in Cell No.7". "The Attorney" gained more momentum in its second week, thus raising expectations even higher...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.12.27 ~ 2013.12.29

2013/12/30 | | Permalink

Song on song as "The Attorney" rounds out a stellar year…

The Korean box office has ended its record-breaking year on a massive high as Yang Woo-seok's "The Attorney" and Won Sin-yeon's "The Suspect" dominated the final weekend. This year's remarkable ticket sales indicate that Koreans are some of the most active filmgoers in the world, with an average of 4.1 trips in 2013 (the U.S. sits on 4.3). Support for local flicks has, indeed, been incredible this year, and the encouragement continued right up until the very end as "The Attorney" and "The Suspect" closed proceedings for the home team in emphatic style...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.12.27 ~ 2013.12.29

Source | 2013/12/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Attorney" (변호인)...More

Box Office Turns Up the Heat Over Christmas with Stocking Full of Treats

Source | 2013/12/25 | | Permalink

Winter is a great time to head to the cinema due to the number of theatrical releases on offer -- many of them with a festive theme -- and also to escape the cold climes outside. Below is a list of the best on offer at the silver screen over Yuletide, whether it be for a family trip, romantic excursion or just good old escapist fare.

◆ Marital Bonds

"Way Back Home" is based on the true story of a regular housewife who is arrested in Paris on a charge of attempting to smuggle over 30 kg of cocaine when she mistakenly thought she was carrying gems for a friend. The woman is subsequently imprisoned on a remote Caribbean island, forcing her husband to take action to fight for her freedom...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.12.20 - 2013.12.22

2013/12/23 | | Permalink

Song Kang-ho ho ho's "The Attorney" to the Top...

All others were found wanting this past weekend as Yang Woo-seok's "The Attorney" put up a feverish 1.3M (45.2%) admissions ahead of the Christmas celebrations. Last week Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was the flickering favourite, but the epic feature conceded defeat here as Yang's star-struck local drama ensured the year ended on a local high. The other domestic disturbances were Lee Hyeon-jong's racy romance "Catch Me", and an early favouring of Gong Yoo's first action outing: "The Suspect".

The second instalment of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" added 381,794 (13.2%) to its new bottom line of 1.6M ($12M); less than half of what it smuggled in last weekend and now skulks into second after Yang's attractive opening act. "The Attorney" outplayed Mr. B. Baggins and his adventuring entourage with a talented team of its own, employing the powerful prestige of this year's gold-fingered Song Kang-ho (who has already steered two showstoppers to glory: the French-born "Snowpiercer" and the dynastic "The Face Reader"), alongside further gems in Kim Yeong-ae ("Confession of Murder"), Oh Dal-soo ("Miracle in Cell No.7") and Kwak Do-won ("A Company Man"). "The Attorney" follows a civil rights lawyer through a landmark human rights case during Korea's tumultuous 1980s; a perhaps strange Christmas flick, but one that Korean audiences have lavishly lapped up in week one...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.12.20 ~ 2013.12.22

Source | 2013/12/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Attorney" (변호인)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.12.13 - 2013.12.15

2013/12/16 | | Permalink

Peter Jackson's second instalment of Tolkien's "The Hobbit" gave the Korean box office a much-needed shot in the arm this past weekend. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" attracted 829,583 (37.2%) filmgoers over 809 screens to snatched first place from Bang Eun-jin's fourth film "Way Back Home", which claimed a substantial 614,297 (25.2%) of its own. The success of both these new features meant that last week's number one, Richard Curtis's "About Time", was relegated to third with just 475,200 (20.3%).  Kim Hyeon-seok's "11 AM", Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2", and Hong Ji-young "Marriage Blue" were all quarantined to the bottom half as the foreign flicks dominated the upper echelons of the chart...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.12.13 ~ 2013.12.15

Source | 2013/12/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.12.06 ~ 2013.12.08

2013/12/09 | | Permalink

Richard Curtis's romantic comedy "About Time" and James Wan's supernatural horror "Insidious: Chapter 2" kept the local flicks at bay with a one-two finish for the away team. "About Time" claimed 477,267 (29.5%) admissions over 568 screens to secure the top spot while Wan's sequel attracted 225,734 (13.2%) filmgoers to his highly profitable horror franchise. Last week's number one, Kim Hyeon-seok's "11 AM", slipped two places in light of the above new entries, and walked away with just 158,978 (9.4%) stubs in week two. Similarly, Hong Ji-young "Marriage Blue", Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2", and Lee Deok-hee-I's debut feature "Tumbleweed" all fell accordingly as Korea's final quarter continued to flat line after its stunning and recording-breaking Autumn figures...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.12.06 ~ 2013.12.08

Source | 2013/12/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "About Time"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.29 - 2013.12.01

2013/12/02 | | Permalink

It's not too often that a Korean sci-fi is able to come out ahead, and although Kim Hyeon-seok's "11 AM" did so with the second lowest first-place total this year, it was still able to topple some big events in the process. "11 AM" claimed 377,165 (21.3%) over 512 screens to outplay last week's number one – Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" – as well as the not-so-hot "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire". Times are tough at the moment at the Korean box office, and so while the world (the U.S. in particular) is burning up over the Susan Collins's second novel adaptation, the hermit kingdom has withdrawn and spread it limited wealth over just a few worthy features...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.11.29 ~ 2013.12.01

Source | 2013/12/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "11 AM" (열한시)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.22 - 2013.11.24

2013/11/25 | | Permalink

Korea Proves Fire Retardant as "Friends 2" holds True...

Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" held onto the top spot despite the arrival of the engrossing "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". "Catching Fire" smashed the U.S. box office record for a November release, grossing a grotesque $161.1M as fans flooded the theatres to catch the second instalment of "Hunger Games" trilogy. However a slow Korean market proved incombustible in the face of this fiery U.S. action-adventure, choosing instead to re-elect Kwak's popular sequel as it moved onto 2.3 million admissions in its second weekend out...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.11.22 ~ 2013.11.24

Source | 2013/11/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Friends 2" (친구2)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.15 ~ 2013.11.17

2013/11/18 | | Permalink

Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" blew the God of Thunder away in its first weekend out. Kwak's latest is the sequel to his iconic debut "Friends" (2001) – a landmark feature which earned 8.1 million admissions to became the highest grossing Korean film since the nation's first real blockbuster "Shiri" in 1999. "Friends 2" broke the million admissions mark with the help of 968 screenings around the country, coverage that befriended 50.5% of all the filmgoers active over the weekend. Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" was grounded due to unfavourable local conditions, dropping 47% from last week to just 346,931 (15.8%).  Jeong Yeon-sik's webcomic adaptation "The Five" and the documentary "Black Gospel" were the new Korean releases that managed to crack a top ten finish, while Ridley Scott's "The Counsellor" was the only new foreign feature that was competitive...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.11.15 ~ 2013.11.17

Source | 2013/11/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Friends 2" (친구2)...More

"Friends 2" 1st place in the box office

Source | 2013/11/14 | | Permalink

Director Kwak Gyeong-taek's movie "Friends 2" claimed first place of the box office on the day of its release.

According to the Korean Film Commission, "Friends 2" gathered 304,211 audiences on the day of release alone and climbed up to first place of the box office...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.08 ~ 2013.11.10

2013/11/11 | | Permalink

"Thor: The Dark World" has lit up the top of the Korean box office once again, claiming 655,484 (37%) over 711 screens to advance its total tally now to just over 2 million admissions. Marvel Comic's epic sequel has already grossed $327 million, almost doubling its production budget of $170 million as comic fans, kids, and cinephiles continue to pour in to the theatres to watch Mr. Odinson save the Earth day once again. The highest local flick came in the form of Park Hong-soo's "Commitment", an action drama that tackles Korea's fractured national identity and has Choi Seung-hyeon's character torn between higher powers and those he holds dear. "Commitment" is the Park's debut feature and in it he enlisted the help of director/screenwriting Kim Soo-yeong ("Color of Woman", "Vampire Cop Ricky"). Last week no less than six Korean features found themselves in the top tier, however November's second weekend was less forgiving and forcefully ejected "Days of Wrath", "Hwayi : A Monster Boy", and "Top Star" from proceedings...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.11.08 ~ 2013.11.10

Source | 2013/11/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Thor: The Dark World"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.01 ~ 2013.11.03

2013/11/04 | | Permalink

The God of Thunder has struck the Korean peninsula and taken charge atop its box office. "Thor: The Dark World" hammered home 827,625 admissions to deny "Blood and Ties" a second weekend title as Korea's choice flick. Last week Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" and "Blood and Ties" partook in a photo finish whereby the local effort pulled through on ticket stubs, while the big budget blockbuster claimed the cash prize due to its 3D splendour. This past weekend's results, however, put a sharp stop to the squabbling, as a new king was crown in the form of the Marvel's "Thor" and his second eventful arrival on our petty planet...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.11.01 ~ 2013.11.03

Source | 2013/11/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Thor: The Dark World"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.10.25 - 2013.10.27

2013/10/28 | | Permalink

Gook Dong-seok's disturbing opening act "Blood and Ties" step into the game this past weekend and narrowly claimed the majority vote over last week's favourite: "Gravity". Gook's film drew in a spritely 648,192 filmgoers over 611 screens; a victory somewhat salted by the fact that Cuarón's 3D space thriller still floated away with most of the money (37.3%), for technical reasons. "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" and "Hope" gracefully gave way to Gook's debut, each taking about a hundred thousand admissions hit compared to their efforts last weekend. In addition to "Blood and Ties", Park Joong-hoon's "Top Star" and Shin Yeon-shick's "Rough Play" shook up the middle order somewhat; and the omnibus drama "If You Were Me 6" (4,853 admissions) almost became the fourth new Korean release to snare a top ten finish...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.10.25 ~ 2013.10.27

Source | 2013/10/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Blood and Ties" (공범 )...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.10.18 ~ 2013.10.20

2013/10/21 | | Permalink

The sci-fi thriller "Gravity" has struck the Korean box office to become the first foreign film to take gold since "Now You See Me" back in August. Alfonso Cuarón's spacey drama snatched 45% (714,419 admissions) of the total ticket sales to outplay last week's number one "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" by some margin. "Gravity" (which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) has already made $284M worldwide and its international popularity managed to secure foothold for it in the Korean market. Jang Joon-hwan's action thriller "Hwayi" scoped up 365,175 (18.8%) over 552 screens to advance its total now to just under 2 million admissions, while two new Korean entries ("Fasten Your Seatbelt" and "Queen of the Night") quietly crept into fourth and fifth respectfully with less than 300,000 stubs between them...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.10.18 ~ 2013.10.20

Source | 2013/10/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Gravity"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.10.11 ~ 2013.10.13

2013/10/14 | | Permalink

Jang Joon-hwan's  "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" opened strong at a peaceful box office this past weekend. Jang, who is best known for his multifaceted debut "Save the Green Planet", has been out of the cinematic limelight for some time now and found his comeback well-supported with 719,454 (45%) admissions in weekend one. Last week's number one, Lee Joon-ik's "Hope", subsequently bowed out into second place with 444,591 (25.5%), followed by "Tough as Iron" (133,250 – 7.7%) and "The Face Reader" (120,126 – 7%). These local flavours dominated the upper echelons of the chart and together constituted 85.9% of the total ticket sales, leaving a string of foreign films to scrap it out for those remaining stubs...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.10.11 ~ 2013.10.13

Source | 2013/10/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" (화이 : 괴물을 삼킨 아이)...More

Yeo Jin-goo "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" takes over the box office

Source | 2013/10/10 | | Permalink

"Hwayi : A Monster Boy" took over first place in the box office for two straight days.

According to the Korean Films Commission, "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" came in first in the box office with 126,547 audiences. The accumulated number is 494,464...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.10.04 - 2013.10.06

2013/10/07 | | Permalink

Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" relinquished pole position to Lee Joon-ik's new drama "Wish – 2013". Lee has a preference for period pieces with films such as "Hwangsanbul" (2003), "Blades of Blood" (2010), and "Battlefield Heroes" (2010) under his belt, but the director is best known for his period drama "The King and the Clown" which claimed 12.3 million admissions in 2005. Lee's latest is his first film since 2010 and it grabbed some 475,611 (27%) over the weekend, advancing its total tally to just under 800,000. Lee didn't have it all his own way though, "Wish – 2013" had some stiff competition from another local release in the form of Ahn Kwon-tae's "Tough as Iron". Anh's roadside family comedy came out with 407,707 (24%) over 683 screens to secured second place while "The Face Reader" slipped two places in third...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.10.04 ~ 2013.10.06

Source | 2013/10/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Hope" (소원)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.09.27 - 2013.09.29

2013/09/30 | | Permalink

Ticket sales slowed considerably in the aftermath of Korea's Chuseok holiday celebrations, but that didn't stop Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" from advancing past 8 million admissions ($54M). Last week Han's popular period yarn claimed 2.2 million admissions (51.5%) over a whopping 1,239 screens, but the harvest deities have fled and reduced the blockbuster's momentum here to just 641,786 (36.5%) over 857. "The Face Reader" is also now Korea's 14th highest grossing film of all-time, having just recently passed Kim Han-min's "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (7.4M) and Park Kwang-hyeon's "Welcome to Dongmakgol" (8M). Han's hit still has more than a million admissions to go if it wants to take on Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic thrill ride "Snowpiercer" (9.3M), a feat that will make it the fifth film in two years to break into the Korea's increasingly unstable top ten...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.09.27 ~ 2013.09.29

Source | 2013/09/29 | | Permalink

"Le Chant de la Fidèle Chunhyang" (춘향뎐) 2000/01/29 279 465

The number one movie this week is "The Face Reader" (관상)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.09.20 ~ 2013.09.22

2013/09/23 | | Permalink

The Chuseok king has been crowned as Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" stood unopposed at the top of the box office this past weekend. The film has now stormed into Korea's all-time top twenty with less than two weeks on the clock. Han's period piece followed its smashing opening efforts to record another 2.2 million (51.5%) admissions over 1,239 screens. Perfectly timed and critically endorsed, "The Face Reader" channelled Korea's collective consciousness into the concession lines, and is now approaching 7 million admissions with no signs of ceasing. The holiday season was reasonably lucrative for a number of foreign entries as well, with films such as "Monsters University", "Despicable Me 2" and "The Conjuring" being allowed to advance their own tallies into more respectable territories...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.09.20 ~ 2013.09.22

Source | 2013/09/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Face Reader" (관상)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.09.13 - 2013.09.15

2013/09/16 | | Permalink

Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" dominated Korean cinemas this past weekend, walking away with one of the highest opening weekend hauls of the year. Han's historical drama stole 1.8M admissions (63%) from over 1,190 screens, and has now claimed nearly 2.6 million admissions ($17.1M) in just under a week. Last week's number one, Lee Seung-joon-I's action comedy "The Spy", floundered in second with just 377,861 (12.5%), less than half of what it received the week before. It wasn't just Lee's film that suffered though, a number of foreign entries also found it hard going with even popular animations such as "Monsters University" (5.3%) and "Despicable Me 2" (4.6%) caught blushing in the face of another local showstopper...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.09.13 ~ 2013.09.15

Source | 2013/09/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Face Reader" (관상)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.09.06 ~ 2013.09.08

2013/09/09 | | Permalink

Lee Seung-joon-I's action comedy "The Spy" displaced the French-American caper thriller "Now You See Me See" as Korea's top film this past weekend. "The Spy", Lee's debut feature, claimed 842,457 admissions over 786 screens around the country, dominating proceedings by snatching 44.81% of the weekend's ticket sales. The film was unchallenged at the top, with second place, held by Louis Leterrier's "Now You See Me", scoring just 265,347 (14%) over 414 screens. "The Spy" may be Lee's first feature in the director's chair, but he has worked on a number of successful films in the past, including the disaster epic "Haeundae" and the fast-paced action flick "Quick". Other Korean features such as "Hide and Seek", "Snowpiercer" and "The Flu" continued to stockpile ticket stubs, while Kim Ki-duk's disturbing domestic drama "Moebius" managed to secure a top ten finish in its first weekend out...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.09.06 ~ 2013.09.08

Source | 2013/09/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Spy" (스파이)...More

'Hide and Seek' May Set Box Office Record for a Korean Thriller

Source | 2013/09/03 | | Permalink

"Hide and Seek", a thriller by rookie director Huh Jung, has attracted over five million viewers in just 19 days.

According to its distributor, cumulative attendance for the flick hit the number early Monday afternoon...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.08.30 - 2013.09.01

2013/09/02 | | Permalink

The French-American caper thriller "Now You See Me" walked away with the bulk of the ticket sales this past weekend, displacing the Korean features and their impressive reign during the month of August. Louis Leterrier's internationally cast hit claimed 626,867 (25%) in a tightly contested scrap at the top, bring its total tally in Korea to over 2 million admissions. Huh Jung's "Hide and Seek" narrowly missed out on a third consecutive top finish, but did manage to add 563,251 (22.8%) ticket stubs. Huh's debut film has now collected over 5 million admissions since its release earlier this month...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.08.30 ~ 2013.09.01

Source | 2013/09/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Now You See Me"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.08.23 - 2013.08.25

2013/08/26 | | Permalink

Last weekend the Korean box office was split between local summer hits and foreign animations, with Huh Jung's thriller "Hide and Seek" coming away as the most popular feature. Huh's disturbing domestic thriller once again walked away with the lion's share of admissions, claiming just over a million (33.6%) over 659 screenings around the country. It has been a truly fantastic response by the Korean public to this young director's debut feature, attention that currently makes "Hide and Seek" the eight highest grossing Korean film of the year...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.08.23 ~ 2013.08.25

Source | 2013/08/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Hide and Seek" (숨바꼭질)...More

'Hide and Seek' Races to Box Office Glory

Source | 2013/08/23 | | Permalink

"Hide and Seek" is expected to hit the 3 million viewer mark just eight days after its release on Aug. 14.

According to the Korean Film Council on Thursday, 207,311 tickets for the film had been sold on Wednesday alone, catapulting it to the top spot at the box office...More

Korean Flicks Dominate Domestic Box Office This Summer

Source | 2013/08/22 | | Permalink

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

HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.08.16 ~ 2013.08.18

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

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.08.16 ~ 2013.08.18

Source | 2013/08/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Hide and Seek" (숨바꼭질)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.08.09 ~ 2013.08.11

2013/08/12 | | Permalink

Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic epic "Snowpiercer" and Kim Byeong-woo "The Terror Live" continued their reign of dominance at the top of the Korean box office. Last weekend these two local films claimed almost 80% of the total ticket sales, contributing to record numbers as fans flocked to the theatres to escape the dreaded heat. Despite the abundance of new releases, of both local and foreign flavours, last week's favourites ploughed ahead and once again stole the show.

"Snowpiercer" claimed 1.5 million admissions in its second weekend out, snapping up 44% over 1,066 screens around the country. That moved Bong's English-language debut to 6.4 million in total, a sum that is more than good enough to move into up to fifth in the list of the highest grossing Korean films of the year...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.08.09 ~ 2013.08.11

Source | 2013/08/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Snowpiercer" (설국열차)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.08.02 ~ 2013.08.04

2013/08/05 | | Permalink

The first week of August brought some exciting news from Korea as the box office enjoyed its biggest weekend haul in history! Around 4.5 millions tickets were sold with Korea's summer films (led by "The Terror Live" and "Snowpiercer") snatching 80% of the market share. Perhaps it was the perfect storm as residents in Korea felt both the pull of two local blockbusters, as well as the push from the unrelenting summer heat.

Bong Joon-ho's much anticipated sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer" spearheaded this recording-breaking weekend, claiming 2.2 million admissions over 1127 screens. Its sales were electric, making its impressive three day haul the second highest in history; only "Transformer 3"'s 2.3 million can claim to have one up on Bong Joon-ho's latest...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.08.02 ~ 2013.08.04

Source | 2013/08/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Snowpiercer" (설국열차)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.07.26 ~ 2013.07.28

2013/07/29 | | Permalink

Despite the release of DreamWorks Animation's "Turbo" and the latest comic book film "The Wolverine", it was "Red 2" that managed to remain Korea's film of choice. Director Dean Parisot's "Red 2" claimed 666,048 admissions (25.9%) in its second weekend out, holding off a host of challengers to round out the month of July in good condition. In addition to these two Hollywood features getting stuck in, this week will also see two mammoth Korean films go head-to-head for the summer crowds and crown.

Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" and Kim Byeong-woo's "The Terror Live" are both officially released on August 1st, with the latter having already scored a sneaky 122,762 (4.9%) admissions. "The Terror Live" stars the popular Korean actor Ha Jeong-woo ("The Berlin File", "Nameless Gangster", "The Client") as a T.V. anchor that has to get back into the game when a bomb-blasting terrorist threatens Korea's capital city...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.07.26 ~ 2013.07.28

Source | 2013/07/28 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Red 2"...More

'Cold Eyes' Still Sweeping Box Office

Source | 2013/07/23 | | Permalink

"Cold Eyes" has hit the 4-million mark in cinema attendance since its release on July 3. According to box office data released by the Korean Film Council on Saturday, the film sold 135,783 tickets on Friday alone to attract a total of 4.13 million viewers.

It became the fifth Korean film this year to draw more than 4 million moviegoers after "Miracle in Cell No.7", "The Berlin File", "New World" and "Secretly and Greatly"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.07.19 ~ 2013.07.21

2013/07/22 | | Permalink

"The Best Never Rest" is the slogan for this week's number one film "RED 2", a sequel to the popular 2010 action comedy. Director Dean Parisot's film claimed the lion's share of the ticket sales over the weekend (832,276), but, unlike previous weeks this month, the admissions were a little more evenly distributed. Last week Kim Yong-hwa's "Mr. Go" was released and, despite a slow start for Korea's first stereoscopic 3D effort, the film eventually managed over 500,000 admissions (19.8%). "Mr. Go" came close to sneaking past Jo Eui-seok and Kim Byeong-seo's "Cold Eyes" (21.3% with 576, 360 admissions) in second, an effort that would've forced "Cold Eyes" to step back from the position it fought so hard for last weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.07.19 ~ 2013.07.21

Source | 2013/07/21 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Red 2 (레드: 더 레전드)"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.07.12 - 2013.07.14

2013/07/15 | | Permalink

The American sci-fi flick "Pacific Rim" came to the party last week and, despite being outdone somewhat back home, the film managed to narrowly clinch the top spot during its first weekend out in Korea. Last week it was Jo Eui-seok and Kim Byeong-seo's "Cold Eyes" that stood tall, but the local crime drama found itself around 160,000 admissions short of del Toro's epic robotic rodeo. "Cold Eyes" claimed 1M admissions (36%) over this past weekend, but the $190 million U.S. production "Pacific Rim" managed a few better with 1.16M admissions (44%).

Korea's affinity for large weapons-yielding robots almost ensured the success of this futuristic extravaganza, but the margin was slim and it remains to be seen just how much staying power "Pacific Rim" will actually have in the Korean market. Previous robot-featuring hits like "Iron Man 3" (9M) and "Transformers 3" (7.7M) performed especially well in Korea...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.07.12 ~ 2013.07.14

Source | 2013/07/14 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Pacific Rim"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.07.05 ~ 2013.07.07

2013/07/08 | | Permalink

It is a shift from brain-dead to brilliant as Marc Forster's "World War Z" reluctantly relinquishes the crown to the local action drama "Cold Eyes". After two weeks at the top Forster's zombie epic was convincingly outvoted by this new Korean release that burst out the gates with 1.3 million admissions. Released on the third, "Cold Eyes" is the product of directors Jo Eui-seok ("Make It Big" and "The World of Silence") and cinematographer Kim Byeong-seo (directorial debut).

Starring Seol Kyeong-gu, Jeong Woo-seong, and Han Hyo-joo, "Cold Eyes" follows two highly observant and intelligent members of the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Unit (SCU). Chief Hwang and his newly appointed Yoon-joo must pull together if they are to stop James, the cold-hearted leader of a criminal organisation who continues to evade their nets...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.07.05 ~ 2013.07.07

Source | 2013/07/07 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Cold Eyes" (감시자들)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.06.28 ~ 2013.06.30

2013/07/01 | | Permalink

Marc Forster's "World War Z" continues its reign at the top of the Korean box office. Forster's post-apocalyptic horror cleared 933,807 (46%) admissions during its second weekend appearance, giving Brad Pitt's latest 3.1M admissions to take to the bank. The film cost $190M to produce and has already comfortably grossed $259M worldwide ($124M of which came from its own U.S. screenings). Last week the film easily dislodged Jang Cheol-soo's "Secretly and Greatly" at the top, pulling in over 800,000 tickets more than Jang's highly successful second feature. This week the Korean showing was a little limp, with only "Secretly and Greatly" and Kim Yong-gyoon's "Killer Toon" making the grade.

Summertime is horror time in Korea, and with that comes Kim's new film "Killer Toon" starring Lee Si-yeong, Eom Gi-joon and Kim Hyeon-woo. The film opened its account with 390,729 (18.6%) admissions and follows the webcomic creator Ji-yoon (played by Lee Si-yeong)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.06.28 ~ 2013.06.30

Source | 2013/06/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "World War Z"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.06.21 ~ 2013.06.23

2013/06/24 | | Permalink

Jang Cheol-soo's "Secretly and Greatly" gets denied a third week at the top courtesy of the Hollywood adaptation "World War Z". The rights to Max Brooks' post-apocalyptic horror were claimed in 2007 by Brad Pitt's own Plan B Entertainment, and tells the tale of a retired UN employee (Pitt's character Gerry Lane) who travels the world in order to stop the zombie pandemic. The film opened in Korea with 1,303,675 (55.56%) admissions, nudging the star-studded "Secretly and Greatly" down one place with 504,997 (20.32%).

Jang Cheol-soo made his debut in 2010 with psychological horror "Bedevilled", a brutally graphic revenge flick that earned him a number of local awards, including four Best New Directors titles. Three years later and Jang emerges with "Secretly and Greatly", an action comedy with a number of popular faces that seemed destined for success...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.06.21 ~ 2013.06.23

Source | 2013/06/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "World War Z"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.06.14 - 2013.06.16

2013/06/17 | | Permalink

Jang Cheol-soo's second directorial effort "Secretly and Greatly" managed to just outplay "The Man of Steel" for another impressive weekend at the top. The action comedy added a little over a million admissions to bring its total count to 5.2M. That makes it the third highest grossing Korean film of the year behind "The Berlin File" (7.1M) and "Miracle in Cell No. 7" (12.8M). Starring Kim Soo-hyeon-I as the sleeper cell agent Ryoo-hwan, "Secretly and Greatly" tells the tale of three North Korean spies adapting to South Korean life, but things get a little interesting when word comes down that they are to committed suicide. Jang Cheol-soo was the man behind the 2009 psychological thriller "Bedevilled" and has worked on a number of Kim Ki-duk's films since 2002. "Secretly and Greatly" marks an interesting turn of genre for this exciting Korean director and has been attracting a lot of attention in Korea since its release earlier in the month...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.06.14 ~ 2013.06.16

Source | 2013/06/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Secretly and Greatly" (은밀하게 위대하게)...More

'Secretly and Greatly' Blazes Trail at Box Office by Tapping Teen Audience

Source | 2013/06/10 | | Permalink

Director Jang Cheol-soo's "Secretly and Greatly" hit the 3-million mark in terms of cinema attendance on Sunday, just five days after it was released. The hit movie attracted 1 million moviegoers in 36 hours and 2 million in 72 hours as it continues to set a series of new records in the history of Korean cinema. It attracted a record number of daily spectators (919,000) on Thursday, saw the most tickets booked before its release, and reached the 1-million mark faster than any other Korean film to date.

The film is a light-hearted comedy revolving around three North Korean agents who disguise themselves, respectively, as a village idiot, a rock star and a high school student while they await their orders from Pyongyang. When their mission turns out to be an order to commit suicide, due to a sudden power shift in the North, none are best pleased...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.06.07 ~ 2013.06.09

Source | 2013/06/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Secretly and Greatly" (은밀하게 위대하게)...More

Korean Movies Claim Lowest Share of Box Office in 3 Years

Source | 2013/06/05 | | Permalink

Korean films accounted for just 30.5 percent of total ticket receipts at the box office last month, down from 40 percent in April to a level not seen in over three years as Hollywood blockbusters take center stage, according to the Korean Film Council...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.05.31 ~ 2013.06.02

Source | 2013/06/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Star Trek Into Darkness"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] Marvel's Month of May

2013/06/01 | | Permalink

Not since the beginning of April has a Korean film managed to claim the top spot at the box office. It was Jo Dong-oh's "Running Man" who last had that honour, but a string of Hollywood hits prevented such local flicks from tasting gold. In April it was Tom Cruise in "Oblivion", followed by Marvel's "Iron Man 3", and this past week saw the "Iron Man" tag Vin Diesel in the sixth instalment of the "Fast and Furious". Although the foreign flicks are still enjoying a long stretch of golden glory, there were a number of Korean films that came close to toppling these outsiders for supremacy...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.05.24 ~ 2013.05.26

2013/05/27 | | Permalink

The sixth instalment of the "The Fast and the Furious" series has raced to the top of the chart in its first weekend out. "The Fast and the Furious 6" snatched 625,056 (34%) stubs to deny "Iron Man 3" a fifth straight month at the top of the pile.  Both Jeong Geun-seop's "Montage" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" kept their good form going, holding down second and third respectfully. The admissions were a lot more evenly spread this past weekend, and only a handful of new entries managed to disrupt proceedings...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.05.24 ~ 2013.05.26

Source | 2013/05/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Fast and the Furious 6"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.05.17 ~ 2013.05.19

2013/05/20 | | Permalink

It was a tightly contested tango and the top this past weekend, but it was once again "Iron Man 3" that came out on top. Marvel's blockbuster took first with 696,310 (27%), which moves its total admissions count in Korea to just under 8.5M. Tony Stark's latest adventure was almost toppled though, with both Jeong Geun-seop's "Montage" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" cracking more than 500,000 admissions in their first weekend. In addition to these two new entries, Jeong Ik-hwan comedy drama "Happiness for Sale" and Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share" also made their way into Korean cinemas...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.05.17 ~ 2013.05.19

Source | 2013/05/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Iron Man 3"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.05.10 ~ 2013.05.12

2013/05/13 | | Permalink

"Iron Man 3" once again defended its place at the top of the Korean box office, but this time there were a few new entries to help spread the wealth around. Marvel's metal magician added 1,039,876 (58.22%) admissions to its reign, moving it onto a total ticket count of 7.5M and to second in the list of Korea's highest grossing films of the year. Song Hae-seong sixth feature "Boomerang Family" and the new DreamWorks animation "The Croods" were among the some of more successful new releases that hit Korean cinemas this past weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.05.10 ~ 2013.05.12

Source | 2013/05/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Iron Man 3"...More

"Boomerang Family" is second place on first day out on the Box Office

Source | 2013/05/09 | | Permalink

The movie "Boomerang Family" started off at second place.

According to the Korean Films Commission on the 10th, 67,089 audiences gathered in 531 theaters to watch "Boomerang Family" which was released on the 9th and rode up to second place. The accumulated number is 74,419...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.05.03 ~ 2013.05.05

2013/05/06 | | Permalink

Tony Stark may be under some psychological pressure in his third outing but his Korean fans continued to storm the cinemas in support. "Iron Man 3" once again dominated proceedings over this past weekend, adding 1,865,121 (75%) admissions and bringing its total tally now to almost six million. That places Marvel's blockbuster as the third highest grossing release in Korea for 2013; just behind "The Berlin File" (7.1 Million), which it will surely surpass in the coming week. There were only three new entries that made the top grade this past weekend: Lee Jong-pil's "The Singing Contest, a re-release of "Finding Nemo 3D", and the Japanese animation "One Stormy Night"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.05.03 ~ 2013.05.05

Source | 2013/05/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Iron Man 3"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] April 2013

2013/05/04 | | Permalink

April proved to be a slow month at the box office as local films gave way to foreign favourites. It wasn't until last weekend that things were given a shot in the arm as Marvel's blockbuster "Iron Man 3" sounded the horn that cause more than 2 million fans to stream in. Tom Cruise's latest efforts in "Oblivion" held down the top spot during the middle weeks, leaving Jo Dong-oh's "Running Man" to be the only Korean film to taste gold in week one. The release of both "Oblivion" and "Iron Man 3" denied Kang Woo-seok's eighth film "Fist of Legend" any traction, leaving to sit in second place spinning its tyres for much of the month...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.04.26 ~ 2013.04.28

2013/04/29 | | Permalink

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" has jolted Korean cinephiles into action after a lethargic month at the movies. The popular comic book franchise opened with 2,202,252 admissions, taking in more than 80% of all tickets sold over the weekend. That's more than the combined admissions count of the top films in the last four weeks! It was also given a fair bit of support from the cinema houses, opening to an incredible 1,380 screenings around the country ("The Berlin File" was only other film this year to enjoy such a release, and it opened with just 894). It's an impressive response from both the industry and the Korean public, but such a top-heavy weekend resulted in a dismal performance by everyone else in the chart...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.04.26 ~ 2013.04.28

Source | 2013/04/28 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Iron Man 3"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.04.19 ~ 2013.04.21

2013/04/22 | | Permalink

The science fiction action flick "Oblivion" managed to hold onto first place in what was one of the year's quietest weekends at the box office. Tom Cruise's latest held down first with only 367,022 (30%), the lowest admissions count for first this year. Tom Cruise is a popular figure in Korea and, despite some close competition from Kang Woo-seok's "Fist of Legend", his latest representation was able to cling onto gold. "Oblivion" had 563 screens around the country from which to pool admissions from, and this past weekend saw it advance its total tally to 1,204,448...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.04.19 ~ 2013.04.21

Source | 2013/04/21 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Oblivion"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.04.12 - 2013.04.14

2013/04/15 | | Permalink

Korea's love for all things Tom Cruise proves itself once again this week as the Hollywood actor's new film "Oblivion" takes the top spot. The film is based off an unpublished graphic novel from the director Joseph Kosinski ("Tron: Legacy") and Arvid Nelson. Mr. Kosiniski said that the film pays homage to the 1970s and the science fiction films of that era. 530,069 (34%) admissions were enough for the film to hold first position over 638 screenings around the country. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The sci-fi genre seems to fit Cruise's acting persona well and the thousands of Korean cinephiles that came out over the weekend to see him in action would not disagree...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.04.12 ~ 2013.04.14

Source | 2013/04/14 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Oblivion"...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.04.05 ~ 2013.04.07

2013/04/08 | | Permalink

Jo Dong-oh's action thriller "Running Man" is off to a good start as it snatched the top spot in its first weekend out. The film claimed 501,908 (30.89%) admissions over 568 screens, only just pushing outs its closest rival "G.I. Joe 2" which came close itself with 464,619 (30.49%). "Running Man" stars Sin Ha-gyoon as Cha Jong-woo, a young man who accidentally gets caught up in a murder case and soon finds himself on the run because of it. This week's chart saw a number of new entries both local and foreign, in addition to some regular faces that have made the top ten their own the last few months. But overall admissions were low, with only the top two films seeing much action in this quieter week at the movies...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.04.05 ~ 2013.04.07

Source | 2013/04/07 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Running Man" (런닝맨)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.29 ~ 2013.03.31

2013/04/01 | | Permalink

The second G.I. Joe film has hit the Korean peninsula and, with help of Lee Byung-hun as 'Storm Shadow' no doubt, has managed to secure first position. "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation" snatched 708,267 admissions (43%) over 761 screens to make it only the second foreign film this year to make it to number one. The Korean actor Lee Byung-hun ("Masquerade" and "I Saw the Devil") shows that he still has quiet some pull with fans as the Korean public, after a relatively quiet March, have warmly welcomed his latest action efforts....More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.03.29 ~ 2013.03.31

Source | 2013/03/31 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation"...More

[Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.22 ~ 2013.03.24

2013/03/25 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10)

Roh Deok debut film "Very Ordinary Couple" landed in first place with 538,875 (31.9%) this past weekend. Roh's romantic melodrama draws on her own personal experiences of life and love in what is expected to be a fresh take on the Korea's romance genre. The film stars Lee Min-ki ("Spellbound") and Kim Min-hee ("Helpless") as they battle the probability of getting back together after their breakup. In addition to Roh Deok first effort, this past week also saw the release of number of new films that managed to keep things interesting during this period of relatively low admissions...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.03.22 ~ 2013.03.24

Source | 2013/03/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Very Ordinary Couple" (연애의 온도)...More

Star Power Wanes at Box Office

Source | 2013/03/23 | | Permalink

Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand", which was released in Korea on Feb. 21, has tanked at the box office and dropped off the list after attracting only 66,698 spectators in just under a month.

The film is directed by Kim Jee-woon, who shot to fame with "The Good, the Bad and the Weird", but the combination of top director and star was unable to attract viewers. This appears to be part of a wider trend where star power is fading in favor of strong storylines.

Film booking site Maxmovie asked 2,754 members of its website from Feb. 26 to March 6 what they consider when choosing a movie and found that a massive 74.2 percent said the plot is the most important factor...More

[Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.15 ~ 2013.03.17

2013/03/18 | | Permalink

For the first time this year a foreign film has managed to claim the top spot in Korea's weekend box office. With 423,336 admissions, Jonathan Levine's "Warm Bodies" is the first outside entry to make it all the way to the top. However it does so with the lowest ticket count for first place this year. "Warm Bodies" is an adaptation from Isaac Marion's book of the same name; it's a paranormal romance that takes a zombie's perspective as he pursues his living love interest. "Warm Bodies" claimed 26.0% of the total ticket sales with the help of 475 screenings around the country. There were a string of new releases last week that caused a serious reshuffle in this weekend's top ten, including Yoon Jong-chan's "Paparoti", the Oscar winner "Lincoln", as well as the Italian animation "Gladiators of Rome" in 3D...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.03.15 ~ 2013.03.17

Source | 2013/03/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Warm Bodies"...More

[Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10

2013/03/11 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10)

Park Hoon-jeong-I's "The New World" enjoyed its third successive weekend as Korea's number one film. Park's action thriller added 508,889 (30.9%) stubs to move its total admissions count to 3.3 million. Park's second feature withstood the continuous pressure from Lee Hwan-gyeong's silver bullet hit "Miracle in Cell No.7", which itself is now standing in its eighth week. "Miracle in Cell No.7" has never slipped past second place, and its numbers continue to swell to record-breaking heights. Three other films came into the charts this past weekend that, although weren't able to cause much distress at the top of pile, did cause a shuffle in the upper echelons of Korea's top ten...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10

Source | 2013/03/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The New World" (신세계)...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.03.01 ~ 2013.03.03

2013/03/04 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.03.01 ~ 2013.03.03)

Leading us into it the month of March was Park Hoon-jeong-I's "The New World" as it stretched its lead on Lee Hwan-hyeong's golden child "Miracle in Cell No.7". The two films were separated by just 5,000 admissions last weekend, but it was Park's latest that managed to pull ahead this time around. This cops and robbers action film scored 849,378 (29.43%) admissions, moving its total to 2.5 million since its release two weeks ago. In addition to the top local films slugging it out there were a number of new inclusions that came into the fray this week, including Park Chan-wook's first English-language film "Stoker"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.03.01 ~ 2013.03.03

Source | 2013/03/03 | | Permalink

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.03.01 ~ 2013.03.03

The number one movie this week is "The New World" (신세계)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] February

2013/03/02 | | Permalink

Lee Hwan-gyeong's "Miracle in Cell No.7" continued to dominate proceedings this past month, advancing its admissions tally to just over 11 million ($74M). After being released late in January, "Miracle in Cell No.7" came into the charts to beat off Korea's second highest grossing film of the year, Ryoo Seung-wan's espionage thriller "The Berlin File" (6,904,728). Lee Hwan-gyeong's would have completely stolen the show, but was marginally outdone in the first and fourth weeks by "The Berlin File" and, then again, by Park Hoon-joeng-I's "The New World".

"The Berlin File" hit the Korean market a week after Lee's big moneymaker, and for that week it did manage to outshine Lee's hit, if only by a small margine. Many were excited to see what Ryoo's latest piece had to offer, as his last film, the gripping 2010 crime thriller "The Unjust", did more than turn a few heads...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.02.22 ~ 2013.02.24

2013/02/24 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.02.22 ~ 2013.02.24)

After dominating proceedings for the past month, Lee Hwan-hyeong's "Miracle in Cell No.7" has given way to Park Hoon-jeong-I's "The New World". Park was credited for the scripts of "The Unjust" and "I Saw the Devil", but "The New World" marks only his second film in the director's seat. The film stars Lee Jeong-jae, Choi Min-sik and Hwang Jeong-min in an action thriller that probes the spaces between Korea's National Police Agency and organised crime. "The New World" opened on Thursday and walk away from the weekend with more than 1 million admissions in its pocket...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.02.22 ~ 2013.02.24

Source | 2013/02/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The New World" (신세계)...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.02.15 ~ 2013.02.17

2013/02/17 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.02.15 ~ 2013.02.17)

After last weekend's fiercely contested race, it was Lee Hwan-hyeong's "Miracle in Cell No.7" that once again came out on top. Lee's popular comedy drama scooped around 1.1 million admissions (41.19%) to further cements itself as the highest grossing Korean film of the year. "Miracle in Cell No.7" is now approaching 9 million admissions, just ahead of this weekend's number two film: "The Berlin File" which also moves onto 5.9 million admissions of its own. Fresh to the charts are two new Korean films in the form of Lee Wonsuk's "How to Use Guys with Secret Tips", as well as Lim Soon-rye's "Run to the South"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.02.15 ~ 2013.02.17

Source | 2013/02/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Miracle in Cell No.7" (7번방의 선물)...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.02.08 ~ 2013.02.10

2013/02/11 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.02.08 ~ 2013.02.10)

It was another closely fought race at the box office this past weekend, but it was Lee Hwan-hyeong's "Miracle in Cell No.7" that reclaimed pole position with 1.3 million admissions (37.12%). Lee's latest had over 800 screenings to help its cause as it now moves to 6,279,229 admissions, making it the highest grossing Korean film of the year thus far. The Lunar New Year weekend saw the release of a number new films, including Kim Soon-rye's new comedy drama "Run to the South", an old Russian fairy tale retold in glorious 3D animation, as well the fifth instalment in the popular "Die Hard" franchise...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.02.08 ~ 2013.02.10

Source | 2013/02/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Miracle in Cell No.7" (7번방의 선물)...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.02.01 ~ 2013.02.03

2013/02/04 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.02.01 ~ 2013.02.03)

February is off with a bang as two Local favourites breached the million admissions mark, together making up more than 80% of this past weekend's ticket sales. Ryoo Seung-wan's action thriller "The Berlin File" led the charge with 1.53 million admissions (43.4% over 894 screens), followed by last weekend's choice film "Miracle in Cell No.7" with 1.36 million (37.5% over 866 screens). "The Berlin File" came out on the 30th and stars Ha Jeong-woo, Han Seok-Kyu, Ryoo Seung-beom and Jeon Ji-hyeon as a South Korean intelligence agent comes across an unidentified player while spying on a North Korean weapons deal in Berlin. Ryoo Seung-wan's last film was "The Unjust" back in 2010, an epic crime thriller than seemed to hit all the right notes. Ryoo will be hoping his latest will be able to emulate his last films popularity, and with already 2,24 millions admissions under the belt "The Berlin File" is set to do just that...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.02.01 ~ 2013.02.03

Source | 2013/02/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Berlin File" (베를린)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] January

2013/02/02 | | Permalink

It was a hard month for foreign films here in Korea as January favoured three local films that, between them, held a tight grip on the ticket sales. Lee Hwan-gyeong's "Miracle in Cell No.7" may have stolen the show in the last weekend of the month, but it was Kim Ji-hoon's fiery epic "The Tower" and Jo Jin-kyoo's 5th comedy "Man on the Edge" that held that top position until then. In the foreign corner, two adaptations stood out in the form of the musical drama "Les Misérables" and "Life of Pi". The former has grossed $38.6 million over its six week run in Korean theatres, with "The Tower" close behind on $34.4 million...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.01.25 ~ 2013.01.27

2013/01/27 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.01.25 ~ 2013.01.27)

Lee Hwan-hyeong's "Miracle in Cell No.7" stormed the top ten this past weekend to snatch 42% of tickets sales (1,241,737 admissions). Lee's previous film ("The Champ") struggled at the box office and only collected 535,766 admissions during its run last year. In rising to the top, "Miracle in Cell No.7" dislodged Jo Jin-kyoo's "Man on the Edge" (previous known as "The Gangster Shaman") at the top of the pile and was also able to quell the kids' enthusiasm over Korea's favourite penguin Pororo and his new film: "Pororo, The Racing Adventure"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.01.25 ~ 2013.01.27

Source | 2013/01/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Miracle in Cell No.7" (7번방의 선물)...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.01.18 ~ 2013.01.20

2013/01/21 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.01.18 ~ 2013.01.20)

The Korean comedy "Man on the Edge" by Jo Jun-kyoo managed to retain its number one status for the second weekend running. The film logged nearly 900,000 admissions this past weekend and was the clear favourite among moviegoers. "Man on the Edge" stars Park Shin-yang as a gangster who also lives a double life as a shaman; Kim Jeong-tae, Eom Ji-won and Jeong Hey-yeong accompany him on screen as this unique blend of comedy continues to thrills fans. The film now moves onto more than 2.5 million admissions since its release on the ninth...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.01.18 ~ 2013.01.20

Source | 2013/01/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Man on the Edge" (박수건달)...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.01.11 ~ 2013.01.13

2013/01/13 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.01.11 ~ 2013.01.13)

Jo Jun-kyoo's "Man on the Edge" has entered the chart sporting tops honours with 796,000 admissions. This is Jo's sixth film since his 2001 debut "My Wife Is a Gangster", and now Jo returns to the comedy-gangster genre and has been welcomed by the Korean public and fans. This meant that last week's number one, Kim Ji-hoon's "The Tower", had to take a step back but in the process still moved passed the 4 million admissions mark. Two new Korean films also entered the top ten, as well as the fantasy epic "Cloud Atlas"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.01.11 ~ 2013.01.13

Source | 2013/01/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Man on the Edge" (박수건달)...More

[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.01.04 ~ 2013.01.06

2013/01/07 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.01.04 ~ 2013.01.06)

The first weekend of 2013 has rewarded Korean director Kim Ji-hoon with an improved follow-up to his 2011 flop "Sector 7" (2,239,331) in the form of this weekend's number on film "The Tower". Kim's intense new drama claimed 812,839 admissions in the first weekend of the New Year, moving its total now to 3,539,877 since its release on Christmas day. "The Tower" stars Seol Kyeong-gu, Son Ye-jin and Kim Sang-kyeong as a group of dedicated fire fighters persevere to extinguish a Christmas Eve fire in a high-rise building. This is one of only two only Korean films in the top ten this week, the others being Jeong Gi-hoon's "Love 911" and Jeong Yong-ki's "Marrying the Mafia – Return of the Family"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2013.01.04 ~ 2013.01.06

Source | 2013/01/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Tower" (타워)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.12.28 ~ 2012.12.30

Source | 2012/12/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Tower" (타워)...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.12.21 ~ 2012.12.23

Source | 2012/12/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Les Misérables"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.12.14 ~ 2012.12.16

Source | 2012/12/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Hobbit"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.12.07 ~ 2012.12.09

2012/12/10 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.12.07 ~ 2012.12.09)

Jo Geun-hyeon's drama "26 Years" managed to hold onto another first place position at the box office this past weekend. Heun-hyeon's latest entered the chart at the end of last month where it was the choice film with almost 700,000 admissions. Its second week almost matched that performance with 606,882, putting it on a total admission count of 1,815,882. In addition to Geun-hyeon's "26 Years", the romantic comedy "My P.S Partner" was released along with the new and improved "Dredd 3D"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.12.07 ~ 2012.12.09

Source | 2012/12/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "26 Years" (26년)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.11.30 ~ 2012.12.02

2012/12/03 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.11.30 ~ 2012.12.02)

Jo Sung-hee's triumphant fantasy drama "A Werewolf Boy" finally relinquishes the top spot after four weeks as Korea's choice film. The film was pushed down the line by Jo Geun-hyeon's action drama "26 Years" which claimed the lion's share of the ticket sales with 663,709. Jo Geun-hyeon has worked on the production of a number of successful Korea films (e.g. "A Tale of Two Sisters" and "The Concubine") but "26 Years" is his first major attempt at directing. His film stars Jin Goo, Han Hye-jin, Seulong, and Lee Kyeong-yeong in an action drama about an elite team tasked with convicting the "the person" responsible for the 1980 Gwangju massacre...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.11.30 ~ 2012.12.02

Source | 2012/12/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "26 Years" (26년)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.11.23 ~ 2012.11.25

2012/11/25 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.11.23 ~ 2012.11.25)

"Breaking Dawn: Part 2" once again struggle to surpass Jo Sung-hee's popular fantasy drama "A Werewolf Boy" as the battle for supernatural supremacy continued at the box office. "A Werewolf Boy" claimed some 550 880 admissions, and only narrowly dodged the big Hollywood hit which itself claimed 468, 965. Still admissions were lower this week with both these two powerhouses attracting half of what the weekend of the 24th bestowed upon them. Jo Sung-hee's film is also on the verge of overtaking "The Dark Knight Rises" as the fourth highest grossing film released in Korea this year. The latest Batman scored 6,396,528 admissions and currently "A Werewolf Boy" has stormed to 6,015,700 since its release at the end of last month...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.11.23 ~ 2012.11.25

Source | 2012/11/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "A Werewolf Boy" (늑대소년)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.11.16 ~ 2012.11.18

2012/11/18 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.11.16 ~ 2012.11.18)

Despite its fanatical global following the much anticipated "Breaking Dawn: Part II" was not able to outdo Jo Sung-hee's "A Werewolf Boy" as the top seed this past weekend. An extremely tight race saw Sung-hee earn its third weekend at the top with 901,841 admissions (34.4%), helped along with 678 screenings around the country. Bill Condon's vampire and werewolf sensation was tantalizingly close to jumping straight to the top, but was forced to settle for second as it entered the chart with 880,696 (34.6%) admissions. In addition to this clash of mythological love tales, this week saw the start of another Korean film in the form of Bae Hyeong-joon's "Jackal is Coming", as well as an interesting new horror called "Sinister" by the American director Scott Derrickson...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.11.16 ~ 2012.11.18

Source | 2012/11/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "A Werewolf Boy" (늑대소년)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.11.09 ~ 2012.11.11

2012/11/12 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.11.09 ~ 2012.11.11)

Jo Sung-hee's "A Werewolf Boy" enjoyed its second week at the top of the pile as it swiftly overtook "Unbowed" (3,434,694) as the ninth highest grossing Korean film of 2012. Not since "Masquerade"'s opening weekend has a film captured this much of the ticket sales. Its 51.6% (1,333,842) more than doubled its closest rival as Sung-hee's latest pushed on to 3,603,946 admissions. In general the Korea films were slightly in the minority this week, with a few new foreign flicks making their play for the Korean public's interest...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.11.09 ~ 2012.11.11

Source | 2012/11/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "A Werewolf Boy" (늑대소년)...More

South Korean fantasy romance "A Werewolf Boy" dominates at box office!

Source | 2012/11/06 | | Permalink

"A Werewolf Boy" grabs #1 at Korean box office on opening night and logs 1.3 million admissions over the first weekend!
 
Coming to North American theaters in late November!

South Korean theaters scared up more than candy and costumes on October 31st – a supernatural buzz filled the air as audiences were enchanted by "A Werewolf Boy", CJ Entertainment's fantasy romance starring up-and-coming stars Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-yeong...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.11.02 ~ 2012.11.04

2012/11/04 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.11.02 ~ 2012.11.04)

This last weekend saw Jo Sung-hee's supernatural love story "A Werewolf Boy" nudge 007 for the win. The film is off to a promising start as it claimed 1,030,285 (48.7%) admissions in its opening weekend. That's more than double the efforts of last week's number one "Skyfall" which only managed 458,998 (22.8%). Jo Sung-hee was also responsible for the 2012 drama "End of Animal" and contributed to 2009 omnibus film "Nice Shorts". "A Werewolf Boy" stars Song Joong-ki ("Penny Pinchers") and Park Bo-yeong ("Don't Click") in a fantasy drama that seems to be hitting all the right notes with the Korean public, so far...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.11.02 ~ 2012.11.04

Source | 2012/11/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "A Werewolf Boy" (늑대소년)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.10.26 ~ 2012.10.28

2012/10/29 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.10.26 ~ 2012.10.28)

After six weeks as Korea's number one film and nearly eleven million admissions,  Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" is finally overthrown by Britian's favourite secret agent. "Skyfall" is 007's latest adventure that sees Daniel Craig star along side Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem as Bond's loyalties are put the test as M16 comes under attack. The film opened in Korea this past weekend and claimed 871,819 (45.6%) admissions with the help of some 749 screens around the country...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.10.26 ~ 2012.10.28

Source | 2012/10/28 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Skyfall"...More

MASQUERADE sets box office records in South Korea and expands across North America!

Source | 2012/10/24 | | Permalink

Since its South Korean release on September 13th and its North American release in select cities on September 21st, historical drama "Masquerade" has experienced sweeping success in both countries. In South Korea, "Masquerade" has been topping the weekend box office for six consecutive weeks, reaching 10 million in admissions and becoming the 7th movie in Korean film history to surpass the number. Following a Red Carpet Premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with Lee Byung-hun and a limited U.S. release, "Masquerade" is now expanding to six more cities, including the brand new Angelika Mosaic in Washington D.C. See added list of theaters and release dates below:...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.10.19 ~ 2012.10.21

2012/10/22 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.10.19~ 2012.10.21)

Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" managed to reach more than 10 million admissions! Week six on the top of the chart saw it climb to the second highest grossing film of the year, behing the seemingly insurmountable "The Thieves". "Masquerade" was released half-way through September and since then it has refused to relinquish its position at the top, making it six straight weeks as number one; a particularly challenging task consider the number of new Korean entries that recently made their way to the big screen. These included Bang Eun-jin's "Suspect X", "A Company Man" by Lim Sang-yoon, and Son Seok's documentary on the popular Korean boy band "Infiinite"...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.10.19 ~ 2012.10.21

Source | 2012/10/21 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Masquerade" (광해, 왕이 된 남자)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.10.12 ~ 2012.10.14

2012/10/14 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.10.12~ 2012.10.14)

This past weekend saw a number of new entries make a stand but none where able to dismount Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" as the choice film for the fifth weekend running. "Masquerade" has amassed nearly 10 million admissions, 683,903 of which came from this past weekend alone. Lim Sang-yoon's film "A Company Man" almost broke that streak as it entered the chart in second place with 468,316 admissions of its own...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.10.12 ~ 2012.10.14

Source | 2012/10/14 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Masquerade" (광해, 왕이 된 남자)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.10.05 ~ 2012.10.07

2012/10/08 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.10.05~ 2012.10.07)

Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" is living a privileged life as it enjoys its fourth week as Korea's number one. "Masquerade" came into the fray as the top film mid-September and has not looked back since, stubbornly holding on to that position over the rest of the month and now into October. The total admission counts were lower than previous weeks, with "Masquerade" taking gold with less than a million admissions. Kim Ki-duk's "Peita" was also ejected from the top ten, leaving just three other Korean films to compete with international features...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.10.05 ~ 2012.10.07

Source | 2012/10/07 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Masquerade" (광해, 왕이 된 남자)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] September and the Aftermath of the Summer Hits

2012/10/06 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.09)

It took ten long weeks at the weekend box office to see off Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves", a monumental run that earned the film a recording-breaking 13 million admissions during that time. August was indeed the month its sales caught fire, and the month of September was just a glory lap as it gracefully bows out of the limelight and into the history books.

In addition to the re-writing of the history books, September showed a wavering level of enthusiasm for some of this month's foreign inclusions. Although, "The Bourne Legacy" was able to enter the second weekend on top, snatching 29.3% of the ticket sales in the process. This was the first time a foreign film had held the weekend number one since "The Dark Knight Rises" some seven weeks earlier. In fact, the shelf life for foreign films was on average 2~3 weeks in the top ten...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.09.28 ~ 2012.09.30

2012/10/01 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.09.28~ 2012.09.30)

The last weekend of September has been kind to Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade". Choo's historical drama added 1,379,147 (47.7%) to its cause, making this the third week running the film has broken the million admissions mark and claimed gold. In addition to its consistent run through the month of September, "Masquerade" has now surpassed "The Grand Heist" and "Nameless Gangster" as the second highest grossing Korean film of 2012, just behind the recording-breaking "The Thieves", which itself is still sitting pretty with almost 13,000,000 tickets sold!...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.09.28 ~ 2012.09.30

Source | 2012/09/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Masquerade" (광해, 왕이 된 남자)...More

'Pieta' Gains Momentum at Box Office After Venice Award

Source | 2012/09/24 | | Permalink

Director Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta", which won the best film award at this year's Venice Film Festival, is about to hit the 500,000 mark in terms of the number of viewers it has attracted...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.09.21 ~ 2012.09.23

2012/09/24 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.09.21~ 2012.09.23)

The local flavors took the honors this past weekend with the top two films being Korean and claiming close to 70% of the ticket sales. With 1,192,689 admissions, Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" secured another week as number one, jumping past "The Concubine" as the ninth highest grossing Korean film of the year. Choo's historical drama snatched 60.5% of the moviegoers with the new Korean film "Spy", Woo Min-ho's second feature film, slotting into second with 341,697...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.09.21 ~ 2012.09.23

Source | 2012/09/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Masquerade" (광해, 왕이 된 남자)...More

'Masquerade' Sets Box Office Alight with 1 Million Tickets Sold in 4 Days

Source | 2012/09/18 | | Permalink

"Masquerade" has attracted over 1 million viewers in just four days since it was released Thursday...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.09.14 ~ 2012.09.17

2012/09/17 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.09.14~ 2012.09.17)

Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy" wasn't able to hold down the top spot over the weekend, ultimately being surpassed by Kim Ki-duk's "Peta" as well as two new releases both foreign and domestic. But it was Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" that turned out to be the big favorite with 1,100,859 admissions, that accounted for and 53.3% of ticket sales over the weekend. Previously known as "The King of Joseon", it tells the familiar tale of the commoner come King in this historical drama. "Masquerade" stars Lee Byung-hun, Ryoo Seung-ryong, Han Hyo-joo and Jang Gwang and was released last Thursday...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.09.14 ~ 2012.09.17

Source | 2012/09/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Masquerade" (광해, 왕이 된 남자)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.09.07 ~ 2012.09.09

2012/09/10 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.09.07~ 2012.09.09)

Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy" marks the first foreign film at number one since "The Dark Knight Rises" at the end of July. The peak of the Korean summer has bee dominated by local releases, but not this weekend. With close on 30% of the ticket sales going to Gilroy's popular action thriller, "The Bourne Legacy" snapped up the ticket sales with 523,776 admissions in 588 screenings around the country. Last week's top pick was demoted to second, as Kim Hong-seon's "The Traffickers" had to settle for 303,537 and second place...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.09.07 ~ 2012.09.09

Source | 2012/09/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Bourne Legacy"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.08.31 ~ 2012.09.02

2012/09/03 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.08.31~ 2012.09.02)

Kim Hong-seon's step away from directing dramas to films has been well rewarded as his first film "The Traffickers" has jumped to first position in its opening weekend with 533 243 admissions. His feature length action thriller stars Im Chang-jeong, Choi Daniel and Oh Dal-soo whom together shoved past other local favorites, such as Kim Hwi's "Neighbors" and Kim Joo-ho's "The Grand Heist", to sit proudly at the top of the pile. The top four films are all local flavors, marking yet another strong weekend for Korea's homemade brew of cinematic fantasy...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.08.31 ~ 2012.09.02

Source | 2012/09/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Traffickers" (공모자들 )...More

Korean films' renaissance with box office success

Source | 2012/09/01 | | Permalink

The Korean film industry is having a renaissance recently, with renewed success at the domestic box office.

Local films topped the country's top-ten box office chart last weekend, with Korean movies taking up all first four places in ticket sales.

According to statistics provided by the Korean Film Council on August 27, nearly eight out of ten moviegoers watched Korean films last weekend. The four Korean blockbuster films - "Neighbors", "The Grand Heist", "The Thieves", and "R2B: Return to Base" in that order - made up 77 percent of ticket sales over the weekend from August 24 through 26.

It can be almost called a resurgence of Korean films as they are taking away ticket sales from recent Hollywood blockbusters such as Total Recall, Step Up Revolution, and The Dark Night Rises. Such success comes for the first time in three years since 2009 when two Korean films - "Take Off" and "Haeundae" - swept the Korean box office...More

"The Face Reader", box office hit cast in one place

Source | 2012/08/27 | | Permalink

Director Han Jae-rim's new movie "The Face Reader" is about to crank in this September.

"The Face Reader" is written by Kim Dong-hyeok who received the grand prize at the Korean Films Commission Scenario Exhibit. It is directed by Han Jae-rim from "Rules of Dating" and "The Show Must Go on"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.08.24 ~ 2012.08.26

2012/08/27 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.08.24~ 2012.08.26)

Kim Hwi's new thriller "Neighbors" has denied Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" a fifth straight week at the top. Kim has been involved in a number of productions, including working on the script for "Haeundae", but this is his first directorial attempt on the mainstream cinema circuit. The film clinched 31.10% of the weekend's ticket sales, that adds up to be 782,200 admissions in its opening weekend. After last week's close race for the top, Kim Joo-ho's "The Grand Heist" managed to get one back on Choi's blockbuster hit. Overall, the local hits dominated the top end of the chart, holding more than 70% of all tickets sold over the weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.08.24 ~ 2012.08.26

Source | 2012/08/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Neighbors" (이웃사람)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.08.17 ~ 2012.08.19

2012/08/20 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.08.17~ 2012.08.19)

It's four straight weeks at the top for Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" as it rolls over to 11,127,697 admissions. Even after fours weeks on circuit, "The Thieves" still managed to capture 26.80% of the ticket sales with the help of 621 screenings around the country. That's enough to keep the newcomers on the sidelines and just strong enough to keep Kim Joo-ho's historical comedy "The Grand Heist" in second with 823,140. There were also two new films that cracked the top five in the form of the American remake "Total Recall" and Kim Dong-weon's "R2B: Return to Base", but even these promising new entries couldn't detract from Choi and Kim's latest offerings as they dominated proceedings...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.08.17 ~ 2012.08.19

Source | 2012/08/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Thieves" (도둑들)...More

'The Thieves' Takes Box Office by Storm with Nearly 10 Million Viewers

Source | 2012/08/14 | | Permalink

Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" is set to become sixth Korean film to attract 10 million spectators.

"A total of 9.24 million moviegoers have seen the movie as of Sunday", said its distributor Showbox Mediaplex on Monday. The flick was released on July 25. "We expect the figure to surpass 10 million by Thursday"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.08.10 ~ 2012.08.12

2012/08/13 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.08.10~ 2012.08.12)

 

Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" has been smashing the record books as the Korean public are still scrambling to catch this star-studded heist flick. "The Thieves" is already the highest grossing film released in Korea this year, with a phenomenal admissions count of almost 10 million! That's more that 2 million past its closest rival "The Avengers". All the while undermining "The Dark Knights" climb to 6 million admissions as well as nullifying the initial impact of Kim Joo-ho's "The Heist" which entered the race this past week...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.08.10 ~ 2012.08.12

Source | 2012/08/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Thieves" (도둑들)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.08.03 ~ 2012.08.05

2012/08/06 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.08.03~ 2012.08.05)

It's another huge weekend for Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" as it remains the strong favorite among moviegoers. The film managed to add another 2 millions to its opening weekend efforts, placing it as the highest grossing Korean film of the year in just two weeks! "The Thieves" now has a total admissions count of 6,884,211 (54.5%), that puts it in a strong position to challenge the record breaking "The Avengers" in Korea this year...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.08.03 ~ 2012.08.05

Source | 2012/08/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Thieves" (도둑들)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] JULY 2012: Homecourt advantage plays in a hotly contested showdown for the summer crowds

2012/08/04 | | Permalink

The month of July started out well for Korean films, as Korean audiences were treated to Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" early on. The film cleared over a million admissions in its opening weekend and is currently challenging "Nameless Gangster" as the highest grossing Korean film of the year. Although that might sound like a great plan, the much anticipated crime thriller "The Thieves", from director/screenwriter Choi Dong-hoon, proved to be a massive game changer as it racked up over two millions admissions in its opening weekend; all the while stirring up a buzz about how far the film will be able to climb in the charts.

There was an equal mix of local and foreign releases this past month, with "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Thieves" leading their respected parties. Along with the final film in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, Marvel's "The Amazing Spiderman" was the other top foreign feature of the month. It was released during the last week of June and is closing in on a cool five million admissions...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.07.27 ~ 2012.07.29

2012/07/30 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.07.27~ 2012.07.29)

Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" burst out of the gates in fine style this past weekend. The must anticipated heist thriller grabbed 2,002,215 admissions to topple "The Dark Knight Rises" which open in Korea last week. "The Thieves" has been compared to likes of Hollywood's "Ocean's Eleven" series that boasted a star-studded cast that brought in the crowds. In a similar effort "The Thieves" contains some big stars in the form of Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jeong-jae, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Simon Yam and Kim Hae-sook...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.07.27 ~ 2012.07.29

Source | 2012/07/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Thieves" (도둑들)...More

"The Thieves" ranks first place in the box office

Source | 2012/07/25 | | Permalink

Movie "The Thieves" beat Hollywood blockbuster "The Dark Night Rises" and took over the box office on its first day of release.

According to the Films Commission, "The Thieves" gathered a number of 435,891 audiences and took over first place on the 25th. The accumulated number is 451,740...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.07.20 ~ 2012.07.22

2012/07/23 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.07.20~ 2012.07.22)

 

The third film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series has arrived in Korea and was welcomed by a massive reception of 1,992,257 admissions! "The Dark Knight Rises" was flagged to challenge the likes of Marvel's "The Avengers" for the 2012 crown; But despite this amazing admissions count, can "The Dark Knight Rises" continue with this first weekend momentum all the way to the top? In the face of Mr. Nolan's much anticipated blockbuster, Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" was convincingly shoved off the podium; claiming just 15.70% (494,866) of the total tickets sales at the weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.07.20 ~ 2012.07.22

Source | 2012/07/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Dark Knight Rises"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.07.13 ~ 2012.07.15

2012/07/16 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.07.13~ 2012.07.15)

This past weekend saw "Deranged" enjoy a second week at the top, with "Spiderman" still right behind it in second. Park Jeong-woo's disaster film was the only film to breach the million admissions mark, claiming 1,151,314 (43.60%) admissions and moving its total up to 3,229,597. The weekend top ten contains only two other Korean entries, Kim Dong-bin "Two Moons" and Koo Ja-hong "Dangerously Excited" both made their entry into the chart but only managed a little over 330,000 between them...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.07.13 ~ 2012.07.15

Source | 2012/07/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Deranged" (연가시)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.07.06 ~ 2012.07.08

Source | 2012/07/09 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.07.06~ 2012.07.08)

Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" is off to a flying start as its opening weekend draws in more than a million admissions. Park's pervious film was "Big Bang" back in 2007, but he has returned to the big screen with the support of Kim Myeong-min, Moon Jeong-hee, Kim Dong-wan and Lee Honey. The films follows Jae-hyeok (Kim Myeong-min) as he seeks answer to a mysterious virus that has began to ravage the city's inhabitants. The weekend numbers were largely dominated by foreign entries, with Park's "Deranged" being the only Korean representative in the top six...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.07.06 ~ 2012.07.08

Source | 2012/07/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Deranged" (연가시)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.29 ~ 2012.07.01

2012/07/01 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.06.29~ 2012.07.01)

"The Amazing Spider-Man" has once again proven its popularity here in Korea, claiming the top spot in its first weekend with a whopping 1,421,163 admissions. Marc Webb is the director behind this Spider-Man origins reboot, as he attempts to add a slightly darker edge to what has otherwise been a candy-coated series so far. American superhero films general go down well with Korean audiences and "The Amazing Spider-Man" is no exception. Despite Mr. Webb's latest blowing away the competition, snatching a commanding 71.4%, there are still six local productions that, between them, held around 17.4% of the ticket sales for this past weekend...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.06.29 ~ 2012.07.01

Source | 2012/07/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Amazing Spiderman"...More

Movie Debuts At No.1 At Box Office

Source | 2012/06/26 | | Permalink

"Miss Conspirator"

Ko Hyeon-jeong has done it again. Another hit of a project under her belt, this time in the form of the movie . I

According to the Korean Film Commission on June 25th, attracted 268,622 movie-goers from June 22-24th. This has clinched it the number one spot at the box office, in the first weekend of its debut. So far, the total number of people that have watched the movie stands at 331,514 people...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.22 ~ 2012.06.24

2012/06/24 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.06.22 ~ 2012.06.24)

It's been a while since Park Cheol-kwan put out a film, with his last one being "Hi, Dharma" back in 2001. However, his return has been rewarded as his new film, "Miss Conspirator", has claimed the top stop in its opening weekend with 268,768 admissions. That narrowly nudged out Kim Dae-seung's "The Concubine" which was looking for its third straight week at the top. Park Cheol-kwan's latest is a action comedy and stars Ko Hyeon-jeong, Yoo Hae-jin, Seong Dong-il and Lee Moon-sik. Viewers and critics alike are interested to see what Park has managed to produce with these talents on board...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.06.22 ~ 2012.06.24

Source | 2012/06/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Miss Conspirator" (미쓰 GO )...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.15 ~ 2012.06.17

2012/06/17 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.06.15 ~ 2012.06.17)

Another weekend saw the gap close between Kim Dae-seung's erotic historical drama "The Concubine" and Dreamworks' "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted". The erotic tale of a king and his concubine has Kim Dae-seung's latest remain the choice film for the second week running. Of course, the presence of the alluring Jo Yeo-jeong hasn't hurt its efforts either, as she bears it all once again as viewers are reminded of her sexy scene in the 2010 drama "The Servant". "The Concubine" added 379,579 admissions from the weekend, which puts the film on 1,720,820 admissions since its release on the 6th of this month...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.06.15 ~ 2012.06.17

Source | 2012/06/17 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Concubine" (후궁: 제왕의 첩)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.08 ~ 2012.06.10

2012/06/10 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.06.08 ~ 2012.06.10)

This past week saw the release of two big films in Korea. First was the much-anticipated "Prometheus" from director Ridley Scott, followed by Kim Dae-seung's erotic historical drama "The Concubine". The local flavour came out tops, achieving almost double the admissions count of the Ridely's prequel to the iconic "Alien" films. "The Concubine" earned 522,386 admissions in its first weekend, putting its total on just short of a million admissions in its first week...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.06.08 ~ 2012.06.10

Source | 2012/06/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Concubine" (후궁: 제왕의 첩)...More

Jo Yeo-jeong takes it off "The Concubine" first place in box office

Source | 2012/06/06 | | Permalink

The movie "The Concubine" took first place of the box office.

According to the Korean Films Commission aired on the 7th, "The Concubine" gathered 271,319 audiences on the 6th alone and the accumulated number added up to be 358,628 on 556 screens...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.01 ~ 2012.06.03

2012/06/03 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.06.01 ~ 2012.06.03)

"Men in Black III" still tops the charts but had three local flicks biting at its heels, making this past weekend a close race for the top spot. The sci-fi comedy is the third film in the series and sees the return of the popular duo of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, with Josh Brolin stepping in to share the limelight. The film added 533,134 to its admission count, putting it on 2,454,900 in just two weeks...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.06.01 ~ 2012.06.03

Source | 2012/06/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Men in Black III"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.25 ~ 2012.05.27

2012/05/27 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.05.25 ~ 2012.05.27)

Min Gyoo-dong's comedy drama "Everything about my Wife" wasn't able to enjoy the number one position for very long. After claiming first position last week from Marvel's blockbuster "The Avengers", the film was once again outplayed by "Men in Black III", another hugely popular series out of the U.S. "Men in Black III" earned 1,063,774 admissions in its first weekend in Korea, marking a successful start to its efforts here in Korea...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.25 ~ 2012.05.27

Source | 2012/05/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Men in Black III"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.18 ~ 2012.05.20

2012/05/20 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.05.18 ~ 2012.05.20)

Marvel's "The Avengers" is narrowly dethroned as the top performer in Korea. The blockbuster gave way to Min Gyoo-dong's comedy drama "Everything about my Wife" that jumped five spots in the right direction. "Everything about my Wife" claimed 593,856 admissions and that was just enough to outdo the 565,166 earned by the "The Avengers". Besides Marvel's record smashing comic book hit, this week saw Korean films hold their own as the local flicks held more than 60% of the total ticket sales...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.18 ~ 2012.05.20

Source | 2012/05/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Everything about my Wife" (내 아내의 모든 것)...More

Updated Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13

Source | 2012/05/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Marvel's The Avengers"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13

2012/05/13 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13)

It was another moneymaking weekend for "The Avengers" as the crowds continued to stream in for Marvel's record-breaking blockbuster. The long awaited comic book film raked in another 995,156 admissions and now sits as the highest grossing film released in Korea for 2012 with 5,447,728 admissions. That's almost a million more than the Korean film "Nameless Gangster", which it dislodged at the top...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13

Source | 2012/05/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Marvel's The Avengers"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06

2012/05/06 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06)

Marvel's "The Avengers" was just released in the U.S and broke the U.S opening weekend admissions record in the process. Here in Korea the film continued to dominate proceedings with 1,430,613 admissions, placing it now as the third highest grossing film on the 2012 Korean box office with 4,001,878 total admissions. Marvel's superhero flick snatched 53.50% of the ticket sales and left the fighting for the scraps...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06

Source | 2012/05/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Avengers"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29

2012/04/29 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29)

 

There was never any doubt that Marvel's long awaited comic book film "The Avengers" was going to cause a huge stir at the Korean box office. This Hollywood blockbuster arrogantly snatched 64.30% of the ticket sales this past weekend, that's a whopping 1,342,584 admissions! It left Jeong Ji-woo's "A Muse" with just 15.90% and 389,803 admissions in its opening weekend, it's a decent start for this melodramatic romance, but it paled in comparison to the might of Marvel's gargantuan superhero flick...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29

Source | 2012/04/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Avengers"...More

"Avengers" in first place of the box office and "A Muse" in 2nd

Source | 2012/04/25 | | Permalink

Hollywood Marvel hero movie "Avengers" took over first place of the box office on the first day of its release.

According to the Korean Films Comission on the 26th, "Avengers" which was released on the 25th gathered 72,936 audiences in a day. This is ten thousand more than "A Muse" which was released on the same day....More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.20 ~ 2012.04.22

2012/04/22 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.04.20 ~ 2012.04.22)

This past weekend saw Peter Berg's Sci-fi epic "Battleship" hold strong at number one with an unchallenged 517, 050 admissions, placing its total admissions count just below the 2 million mark. In a close race for second, Kim Hyeong-joon-I's "The Scent" managed to surpass the hugely popular "Architecture 101". "The Scent" came into the chart on the 11th and has continued to gain popularity ever since; it now has a total of 846, 017 admissions here in Korea...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.04.20 ~ 2012.04.22

Source | 2012/04/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Battleship"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.13 ~ 2012.04.15

2012/04/15 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.04.13 ~ 2012.04.15)

Lee Yong-joo-I's "Architecture 101" is denied its forth-straight week as the number one film in Korea, due to the Hollywood blockbuster "Battleship" hitting Korean cinemas. Peter Berg's sci-fi action flick captured 41.80% of the ticket sales and cost an estimated $200 million to produce. The 674 457 admissions it received was more than double that of "Architecture 101" or Kim Hyeong-joon-I's "The Scent", which took in 254,502 and 242,691 admissions respectfully...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.04.13 ~ 2012.04.15

Source | 2012/04/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Battleship"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.06 ~ 2012.04.08

2012/04/08 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.04.06 ~ 2012.04.08)

The runaway success enjoyed by "The Hunger Games" back in the U.S. failed to translate into an opening weekend triumph here in Korea. Lee Yong-joo-I's "Architecture 101" remains at the top, marking its third consecutive week as the choice film on the Korean circuit. "Architecture 101" is now well within striking distance of "Helpless" as it looks set to move up to four in the list of the highest grossing domestic hits of the year...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.04.06 ~ 2012.04.08

Source | 2012/04/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Architecture 101" (건축학개론)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.03.30 ~ 2012.04.01

2012/04/01 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.03.30 ~ 2012.03.01)

It's another week on top for Lee Yong-joo-I's "Architecture 101", adding another 570 917 admissions as it approaches the two million admissions mark. Lee Yong-joo-I's melodrama captured 29.30% of the ticket sales and just managed to edge out the foreign blockbuster "Wrath of the Titans" to stay on top for the second week running...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.03.30 ~ 2012.02.4.01

Source | 2012/04/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Architecture 101" (건축학개론)...More

"Over My Dead Body" makes top 3 in box office

Source | 2012/03/29 | | Permalink

Movie "Over my Dead Body" rose to top 3 in the box office at the same time it was released.

According to the Korean Films Commission on the 30th, "Over my Dead Body" rated top three in the box office with a total of 55,130 spectators in 402 theaters...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.03.23 ~ 2012.03.25

2012/03/26 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.03.23 ~ 2012.03.25)

The month of March is almost at an end but Lee Yong-joo-I's "Architecture 101" is just getting started. This romantic melodrama has sored to the top of the charts in its second weekend, claiming that position with 565,020 admissions and 34.2% of the ticket sales. The film stars Eom Tae-woong, Han Ga-in, Lee Je-hoon, and the Korean pop singer Suzy. The film now has a total of 716,681 admissions and slides into number seven of the highest grossing Korean films of 2012...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.03.23 ~ 2012.02.3.25

Source | 2012/03/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Architecture 101" (건축학개론)...More

"Architecture 101" hits number 1 at the box office

Source | 2012/03/22 | | Permalink

"Architecture 101" with Han Ga-in, Eom Tae-woong, Lee Je-hoon and Suzy hit first place in the box office on the first day of its release.

According to the Korean Film Commissions on the 23rd, "Architecture 101" on the 22nd gathered a total of 66,504 audiences in one day and rose to top 1. The accumulated number is 151,577...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.03.16 ~ 2012.03.18

2012/03/18 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.03.16 ~ 2012.03.18)

Byeon Yeong-joo's "Helpless" remained in the top spot this past weekend and proved to be the overwhelming favourite with cinemagoers. "Helpless" added 561,323 admissions, that's 36.20% of ticket sales, to its total which now sits at 1 567 554. There were a number of new releases, both local and international, that came into the chart but Byeon's adaptation stood firm as the choice film of the week...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.03.16 ~ 2012.02.3.18

Source | 2012/03/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Helpless" (화차)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.03.09 ~ 2012.03.11

2012/03/11 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.03.09 ~ 2012.03.11)

Claiming almost 36% of the ticket sales is Byeon Yeong-joo's "Helpless" which slots itself right into the top spot this week with 607 080. This is Byeon's first film since her 2004 effort "Flying Boys", and her 2001 debut film "Ardor". "Helpless" stars Lee Seon-gyoon ("The Apprehenders") and Kim Min-hee ("Moby Dick") in a mystery film adapted from one of Miyabe Miyuki's (dubbed the 'queen of crime' in Japan) crime novels...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.03.09 ~ 2012.02.3.11

Source | 2012/03/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Helpless" (화차)...More

Domestic Films Dominate Box Office in February

Source | 2012/03/07 | | Permalink

Domestic movies dominated the South Korean box office last month.

The Korean Film Council said domestically produced films captured a 75-point-nine percent market share in February, up 26-point-four percentage points from 49-point-five percent in January...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.03.02 ~ 2012.03.04

2012/03/05 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.03.02 ~ 2012.03.04)

Chung Ji-young's "Nameless Gangster" once again is forced to surrender the top spot as the new Korean romance film "Love Fiction" steels the show. Directed by Jeon Gye-soo and starring Ha Jeaong-woo and Kong Hyo-jin, "Love Fiction" outshined all this past weekend with 567 533 admissions and just under 40% of the ticket sales. With the expectation of "Love Fiction", this week's top ten is largely dominated by foreign entries, including Martin Scorsese's awarding winning "Hugo"...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.03.02 ~ 2012.02.3.04

Source | 2012/03/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Love Fiction" (러브픽션)...More

Ha Jeong-woo and Kong Hyo-jin's "Love Fiction" a hit on opening day, climbing to the top of the box office

Source | 2012/02/29 | | Permalink

Co-starring Ha Jeong-woo and Kong Hyo-jin, "Love Fiction" has a good showing on opening night, taking in many admissions.

According to the admission records of the Korean Film Council, "Love Fiction" (directed by Jeon Gye-soo), which premiered February 29th, took in 163,850 admissions on opening night, making it a likely box office hit...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.02.24 ~ 2012.02.26

2012/02/26 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.02.24 ~ 2012.02.26)

It was a close finish this weekend but Yoon Jong-bin's "Nameless Gangster" has reclaimed number one with 353,688 admissions. That's just 23,145 admissions over last week's top performer "Howling" which came in second. "Nameless Gangster" is now just short of 4 million admissions as it moves up to be Korea's most successful film of the year so far...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.02.24 ~ 2012.02.26

Source | 2012/02/26 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Nameless Gangster" (범죄와의 전쟁 : 나쁜놈들 전성시대)...More

"Howling" and "Nameless Gangster" remain in the box office top spots, one and two

Source | 2012/02/23 | | Permalink

Movies "Howling" and "Nameless Gangster" are still in first and second place of the box office despite the release of new foreign movies.

According to the Korean Film Council on February 24th, "Howling" and "Nameless Gangster" gathered 58,419 and 53,933 audiences each on February 23rd...More

"Howling", #1 At The Box Office

Source | 2012/02/22 | | Permalink

Lee Na-young and Song Kang-ho's new film is leaving movie-goers howling for more. The flick, "Howling" is approaching the one million ticket sales mark.

According to the Korean Film Council on February 22nd, "Howling" drew in 71,791 people on the 21st, bringing the total number of viewers to 785,884. As soon as it hit the theatres on the 16th, it beat out "Nameless Gangster" to take over the number one spot at the box office...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.02.17 ~ 2012.02.19

2012/02/20 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.02.17 ~ 2012.02.19)

Yoo Ha's new movie "Howling" was released last Thursday and managed to be the top film of this past weekend with 530,774 admissions. In its opening weekend it had to compete with "Dancing Queen" and "Nameless Gangster", but Yoo Ha's latest edged out these popular offerings with the help of veteran actor Song Kang-ho and his co-star Lee Na-young. The two play detectives as they attempt to puzzle out the mystery behind a series of murders involving human combustion...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.02.17 ~ 2012.02.19

Source | 2012/02/19 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Howling" (하울링)...More

"Howling" top 1 in box office

Source | 2012/02/16 | | Permalink

Movie "Howling" made top 1 in box office hits on the day of release.

According to the Korean Films Council, "Howling" gathered around 96,296 audiences on the 16th when it was first released...More

Korean movies reflecting social issues fly high at box office

Source | 2012/02/13 | | Permalink

Korean movies on social issues have been heating up the local box office.

"Dancing Queen", a comedy about a middle-aged married couple who each pursue their lost dreams, and "Unbowed", a low-budget courtroom drama based on a true story, have both broken the 3-million mark of viewers in less than a month of their release...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.02.10 ~ 2012.02.12

2012/02/12 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.02.10 ~ 2012.02.12)

"Nameless Gangster" enjoys another weekend at the top as 829,307 flocked to watch Yoon Jong-bin's gangster film. Since its release on Feb 2nd, the film has accumulated the support of some 2,485,464 spectators and is on the verge of outshining "Dancing Queen" in the race for the top Korean film of 2012 so far...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.02.10 ~ 2012.02.12

Source | 2012/02/12 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Nameless Gangster" (범죄와의 전쟁 : 나쁜놈들 전성시대)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29

2012/02/06 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.02.03 ~ 2012.02.05)

Korean films held the top five spots as the local hits dominated the box office this past weekend. Chung Ji-young's "Unbowed" surprised with its thus far successful entry into the commercial circuit, but was trumped by Yoon Jong-bin new crime drama "Nameless Gangster". Korea's latest gangster flick stars Choi Min-sik and Ha Jeong-woo as a corrupt customs official and a gangster with ties to the Yukuza. Their mutually beneficial relationship begins to fall apart as the government declares its war on crime. The film held 38.90% of the tickets sales, which amounted to just under a million admissions...More

"Nameless Gangster" Tops Box Office Over The Weekend

Source | 2012/02/06 | | Permalink

The film "Nameless Gangster" featuring actors Choi Min-sik and Ha Jeong-woo have hit a homerun, attracting over 1 million movie-goers this past weekend.

According to the Korea Film Council on February 6th, "Nameless Gangster" drew in 351,708 people on the 5th, putting it in first place for that day's ticket sales at the box office. So far, about 1,092,198 people have gone to see the movie...More

Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.02.03 ~ 2012.02.05

Source | 2012/02/05 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Nameless Gangster" (범죄와의 전쟁 : 나쁜놈들 전성시대)...More

Box office analysis, Jan. 18 - 31

Source | 2012/02/03 | | Permalink

BY Darcy Paquet

Two Korean films emerged as major hits in 2012's Lunar New Year holiday season - "Dancing Queen" and "Unbowed". The success of "Dancing Queen", which sold 2.26 million tickets in its first two weeks on release, was not entirely unexpected.

The comic drama by director Lee Seok-hoon ("See You After School") stars Hwang Jeong-min and Uhm Jung-hwa in an unusual story about a struggling human rights lawyer who is picked by a major political party to run in the elections for Seoul Mayor...More

Korean movies take over the box office

Source | 2012/02/02 | | Permalink

"Nameless Gangster", "Broken Arrow", "Dancing Queen", "PaPa" and more Korean movies have wiped the box office clean.

According to the Korean Films Council on February 3rd, on February 2nd "Nameless Gangster" rose to #1 at the box office in 598 theaters and drew in 158,809 admissions on the day it was released. Overall it has pulled in 169,886 admissions...More

Korean box office had record year in 2011

Source | 2012/01/31 | | Permalink

South Korean films had a record year, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and its box office report for 2011. The governmental body has announced total box office receipts came to a record KW1.23 trillion (US$1.1 billion) last year, up 7.4% from 2010. Admissions also rose to 159 million, up 8.7% compared to the year before.

Korean films took 52% market share, making it the first time in four years that they took more than half the market...More

Low-Budget Film 'Unbowed' Sweeps Box Office

Source | 2012/01/31 | | Permalink

The low-budget film "Unbowed" is causing a box office sensation by making it to second place in the chart. According to the Korean Film Council, as of last Thursday the film attracted a total accumulated number of 1.4 million viewers, surpassing the 1-million mark just eight days since its release.

When "Unbowed" was released on Jan. 18, it was shown in 245 screens, the second lowest number among films released that day. But thanks to its steady popularity, by Jan. 24 the film was shown on 456 screens before the number decreased to 389 the next day...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29

2012/01/30 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29)

After just week at the top Lee Seok-hoon's "Dancing Queen" has given way to Chung Ji-young's interesting new film "Unbowed". This week's number one has created some controversy in the news as it is based on a true story of math professor who was accused of shooting a judge with a crossbow in 2007. It's a fifty-fifty split this week with both local Korean films and international releases find a place in the top ten. However the top three are local hits that have grabbed the lion's share of public interest...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29

Source | 2012/01/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Unbowed" (부러진 화살)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.01.21 ~ 2012.01.22

Source | 2012/01/24 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Dancing Queen" (댄싱퀸)...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.01.21 ~ 2012.01.22

Source | 2012/01/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Dancing Queen" (댄싱퀸)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.13 ~ 2012.01.15

2012/01/16 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.01.13 ~ 2012.01.15)

Chris Miller's "Puss in Boots" captured a third of the ticket sales this past weekend to deny "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" a fifth week at the top. With 590,740 admissions, Miller's spin-off from the "Shrek" animated series has started well in Korea and competed with three other animations in this week's top ten...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.01.13 ~ 2012.01.15

Source | 2012/01/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Puss in Boots"...More

South Korean Box Office in 2011

Source | 2012/01/14 | | Permalink

Korean cinema expert Darcy Paquet looks back at the results of 2011's box office with some unexpected hits and misses, the rise of independent features, and how audiences confirmed they value story over spectacle.

Although the number crunchers in Hollywood estimate that US theatrical admissions sank to their lowest level since 1995, things were not so gloomy in Korea. With an estimated 160 million tickets sold (more precise figures will become available at a later date), it appears that Korea has approached or broken the modern-day record for admissions. In 2010, total admissions stopped at 146.8 million. In monetary terms, 2011 was certainly the best year ever, given the 3D surcharge and rising average ticket prices. Americans may be growing tired of the theatrical movie-going experience, but young Koreans still crowd the multiplexes...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.01.06 ~ 2012.01.08

Source | 2012/01/10 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.06 ~ 2012.01.08

2012/01/09 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.01.06 ~ 2012.01.08)

It has been four weeks at the top now for "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and the big budget espionage flick has banked a total of 6,243,796 admissions here in Korea. This past weekend saw it add 477,851 to that as the film continues to be a big crowd pleaser...More

Lee Min-jeong's "Wonderful Radio" Ranks 2nd At Box Office

Source | 2012/01/09 | | Permalink

After hitting theatres on January 5th, Lee Min-jeong's new movie "Wonderful Radio" has been faring well, ranking in at number two this past weekend.

According to the latest movie statistics on January 9th, "Wonderful Radio" attracted 281,296 people over the weekend of January 6-8, placing them at 2nd. The 1st place spot was taken by the Hollywood blockbuster "Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol", starring Tom Cruise, having attracted 477,851 people over the same period...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.01.06 ~ 2012.01.08

Source | 2012/01/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01

Source | 2012/01/03 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01

2012/01/02 | | Permalink

 

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01)

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is enjoying its third week at the top, and has added 1,013,668 to its total of 5,386,797 admissions. Tom Cruise's latest has silenced any doubts about the series becoming stale as his efforts here have been well received and continue to captivate audiences. The film is looking to pass "Kung Fu Panda 2" and even "Punch" in the top grossing films released in 2011...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01

Source | 2012/01/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25

Source | 2011/12/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25

2011/12/26 | | Permalink

 HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25)

The Christmas weekend in Korea placed "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" at the top with 1,230,676 admissions, holding 34.6% of the total tickets sales with 881 screenings. Tom Cruise's latest film has blasted its way into number nine of the highest grossing films in Korea for 2011 with a total of 3,677,069 admissions. The blockbusters battled it out this weekend but the kids had their say to with a spew of foreign films catching their fancy...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25

Source | 2011/12/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

Sector 7 hits box office record in China

Source | 2011/12/21 | | Permalink

Leading South Korean investor/distributor CJ Entertainment has announced that sci-fi thriller "Sector 7" has become the highest grossing Korean film in China. Released Dec. 6 on approximately 4,000 screens, the sea creature feature took in CNY20 million (US$3.1 million) by Dec. 14.   The film opened at no. 2 in its first week. Amongst foreign film releases, it was no. 1 at the box office. Released in China with the title "Shen Hai Zhi Zhan", the film is the first large-scale 3D film from Korea to open in the country...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18

Source | 2011/12/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18

2011/12/18 | | Permalink

 HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18)

It's just under a week to go now until Christmas is upon us and without a great Christmas film to capture the spirit Brad Birds "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" has stolen the show. This is the latest film in the "Mission Impossible" series and it opened in Korea with a bang, standing head and shoulders above all with 1,079,510 admissions...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18

Source | 2011/12/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.09 ~ 2011.12.11

Source | 2011/12/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Spellbound" (오싹한 연애)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.09 ~ 2011.12.11

2011/12/11 | | Permalink

 HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.12.09 ~ 2011.12.11)

 

The second weekend of December crowns "Spellbound" as its top pick. Hwang In-ho's feature claimed a hearty 590,232 admissions and 34.6% of the total sales. This is the comedy's second week on circuit and despite being undone by the new "Twilight" film last week, it now finds itself two places clear of the vampire/werewolf fantasy hit...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.09 ~ 2011.12.11

Source | 2011/12/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Spellbound" (오싹한 연애)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.02 ~ 2011.12.04

Source | 2011/12/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.02 ~ 2011.12.04

2011/12/04 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.12.02 ~ 2011.12.04)

The holiday season is in full swing here in Korea and the numbers for December's first week are in. With a healthy 482,384 admissions, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is standing tall as fans of the popular series gather to get their latest fix of the vampire and werewolf action. It's probably not going to win any Oscars but its popularity cannot be denied as the series marches forward...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.12.02 ~ 2011.12.04

Source | 2011/12/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.25 ~ 2011.11.27

Source | 2011/11/29 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "SIU" (특수본)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.11.25 ~ 2011.11.27

2011/11/28 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.11.25 ~ 2011.11.27)

 

After an impressive run at the top, Lee Han's "Punch" finally gives way to Hwang Byeong-gook's action crime film "SIU" (Special Investigation Bureau). The film opened last week and received a lot of interest with 346,875 admissions going its way on weekend. It stars Eom Tae-woong and Joo Won as detectives tasked with solving a series of mysterious deaths. "SIU" is Hwang Byeong-gook's second major film, his first being "Wedding Campaign" that he wrote and directed back in 2005...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.25 ~ 2011.11.27

Source | 2011/11/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "SIU" (특수본)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.18 ~ 2011.11.20

Source | 2011/11/22 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.11.18 ~ 2011.11.20

2011/11/20 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.11.18 ~ 2011.11.20)

In a slightly quieter week, Lee Han's "Punch" remains at number one with 361,807 admissions and 29.9% of the ticket sales. Lee's film is also currently at number five for Korea's top films of the year, just behind "The Crucible" and "Detective K". Another week or two should see it surpass one, if not both, of these blockbusters...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.18 ~ 2011.11.20

Source | 2011/11/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.11 ~ 2011.11.13

Source | 2011/11/15 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.11.11 ~ 2011.11.13

2011/11/14 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.11.11 ~ 2011.11.13)

This past weekend has seen "Punch" not only stay true on top with 462,670 admissions but also move up a slot of Korea's top films of the year. Lee Han's latest captured 32.2% of moviegoers' interest to position it number six of Korea's top performers...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.11 ~ 2011.11.13

Source | 2011/11/13 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.04 ~ 2011.11.06

Source | 2011/11/08 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.11.04 ~ 2011.11.06

Source | 2011/11/06 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.11.04 ~ 2011.11.06)

The first week of November belongs to Lee Han's "Punch". This is its third week on top of the charts and it does so with 44.6% of the week's ticket sales. "Punch" has now surpassed "The Client" at number six of Korea's top films of the year with 2,465,751 total admissions...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.11.04 ~ 2011.11.06

Source | 2011/11/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.28 ~ 2011.10.30

Source | 2011/11/01 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.10.28 ~ 2011.10.30

Source | 2011/10/30 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.10.28 ~ 2011.10.30)

The Halloween weekend has pronounced Lee Han's "Punch" as number one with another steady weekend showing. "Punch" added close to 600,000 admissions to its gains as the film's popularity continues to gather momentum. The film now sits with 1.5 million tickets sold, clutching the bulk of moviegoers this week away from the rest of the pack...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.28 ~ 2011.10.30

Source | 2011/10/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.21 ~ 2011.10.23

Source | 2011/10/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.10.21 ~ 2011.10.23

2011/10/24 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.10.21 ~ 2011.10.23)

Lee Han's "Punch" edges past "Reel Steel" to sit atop the chart this week. Lee's drama has 461,290 to Shawn Levy's 453,322, seeing it jump from five to first. "Punch" stars Kim Yoon-seok ("The Yellow Sea" and "The Chaser") and Yoo Ah-in ("Sungkyunkwan Scandal" and "Sky and Sea") as they act out Kim Yeo-ryung's popular novel on the big screen...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.21 ~ 2011.10.23

Source | 2011/10/23 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Punch" (완득이)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16

Source | 2011/10/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Real Steel"...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16

Source | 2011/10/16 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16)

As the dust of public criticism settles, spurred on by "The Crucible", the foreign film "Reel Steel" now sits on top. With 590,043 admissions, Shawn Levy's "Reel Steel" captures the top spot away from the local flicks in its second week at the theatres. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, and Dakota Goyo. It's not another Ironman film, but its likeness is enough to beg the question and score some curious moviegoers' interest...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16

Source | 2011/10/16 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Real Steel"...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.07 ~ 2011.10.09

Source | 2011/10/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Crucible" (도가니)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.10.07 ~ 2011.10.09

Source | 2011/10/10 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.10.07 ~ 2011.10.09)

Hwang Dong-hyeok's controversial new film "The Crucible" continues to cause a stir at the top of the chart. 447,049 admissions was enough to see it cling to the top prize as the Korean public continues to press for answers on the true life case that inspired its making...More

"Dogani", #1 At Box Office For 4th Straight Week

Source | 2011/10/10 | | Permalink

The movie "Dogani" ("The Crucible") is showing no signs of slowing down in terms of it's box office success. Starring Gong Yoo and Jeong Yu-mi and directed by Hwang Dong-hyeok, "Dogani" is approaching the 4 million movie-goer mark, having placed number one in ticket sales for the fourth straight week...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.07 ~ 2011.10.09

Source | 2011/10/09 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Crucible" (도가니)...More

Box office, Sept. 22 - Oct. 4

Source | 2011/10/07 | | Permalink

- "The Crucible" tops the charts and raises voices of protest

The two weeks lasting from Sept. 22 to Oct. 4 were witness to a remarkable box office phenomenon in the form of the film "The Crucible". Based on a shocking real-life incident in which young students at a school for the deaf were sexually assaulted by their teacher and principal, the film has outraged and mobilized viewers, who are demanding that justice be served and new laws be passed to protect vulnerable children. The popular phenomenon surrounding the film, including extensive coverage by the news media, has caused many to take note of the power and influence of the film medium...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.30 ~ 2011.10.02

Source | 2011/10/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Crucible" (도가니)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.09.30 ~ 2011.10.02

Source | 2011/10/02 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.09.30 ~ 2011.10.02)

Hwang Dong-hyeok's "The Crucible" has been causing quite a stir with the public since its release late last month. The film has ignited outrage from the public as this true story raises questions into the serial rape of disabled students that started back in 2000 at a school outside the capital (news for those stories are here). "The Crucible" earned 911,179 admissions this past weekend, putting it on total of 2,501,300 as it once again secures the number one position...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.30 ~ 2011.10.02

Source | 2011/10/02 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Crucible" (도가니)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.23 ~ 2011.09.25

Source | 2011/09/27 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Crucible" (도가니)...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.09.23 ~ 2011.09.25

Source | 2011/09/26 | | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.09.23 ~ 2011.09.25)

"The Crucible", by Hwang Dong-hyeok, is this week's new number one with 685,784 admissions. His latest film is a drama based on Gong Ji-young's novel of the same name. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" may have slipped to number two but having just broken the 7 million admissions mark the film is looking set to trump "Sunny" as Korea's top film of 2011...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.23 ~ 2011.09.25

Source | 2011/09/25 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "The Crucible" (도가니)...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.16 ~ 2011.09.18

Source | 2011/09/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (최종병기 활 (活))...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Week-end Box Office 2011.09.16 ~ 2011.09.18

Source | 2011/09/18 | | Permalink

  

Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.09-16~2011.09.19)

Kim Han-min's "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" has retaken its seat at the top of this week's chart. With a grand total of 6,589,663, the film is just under a million admissions short of being Korea's biggest film of year. Trailing only the current number one "Sunny - 2010"...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.16 ~ 2011.09.18

Source | 2011/09/18 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (최종병기 활 (活))...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.09.09 ~ 2011.09.11

Source | 2011/09/13 | | Permalink

 

  Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.09-09~2011.09.11)

The numbers are in for the Chuseok holiday and Kim Han-min's "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" has bowed out to Jeong Tae-won's "Marrying the Mafia IV - Family Ordeal" by around 200,000 admissions. The new action comedy claimed 601,363 admissions to come out on top this past Chuseok weekeend, upsetting a successful run at the top for Kim Han-min's summer blockbuster...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.09 ~ 2011.09.11

Source | 2011/09/11 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Marrying the Mafia IV - Family Ordeal" (가문의 영광 4 - 가문의 수난)...More

"Marrying the Mafia IV - Family Ordeal" and "Arrow, the Ultimate Weapon" is a box office hit

Source | 2011/09/07 | | Permalink

There has been an unexpected change in theaters during the first week of September. The newly released "Marrying the Mafia IV - Family Ordeal" has beaten "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon", which has been the leading movie in theaters.

According to the Korean Film Commission, "Marrying the Mafia IV - Family Ordeal" became a box office hit with 62,018 viewers in a day....More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.02 ~ 2011.09.04

Source | 2011/09/06 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (최종병기 활 (活))...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.09.02 ~ 2011.09.04

Source | 2011/09/05 | | Permalink

 Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.09-02~2011.09.04)

Kim Han-min's "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" strides past the 5 million mark to hold the number one spot for the fourth week running. The blockbuster saw an additional 420,768 admissions piled on top of its already impressive total for the summer...More

Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.02 ~ 2011.09.04

Source | 2011/09/04 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (최종병기 활 (活))...More

Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.08.26 ~ 2011.08.28

Source | 2011/08/30 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (최종병기 활 (活))...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.08.26 ~ 2011.08.28

Source | 2011/08/28 | | Permalink

Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.08-26~2011.08.28)

 With the 4 million mark well and truly passed, Kim