|Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)|
Actor Lee Min-ho's first feature film "Gangnam Blues" topped the daily box office upon its release Wednesday.
According to the Korean Film Council, the action-noir film set in the 1970s opened at 684 theaters nationwide and attracted about 152,500 moviegoers on the first day of its release, pushing aside another hit film, "Ode to My Father"...More
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
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
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