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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
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 High Rollers 2" descended the chart to make way, but some fell harder than others...More
Domestic films showed a strong performance over the weekend as Lim Soon-rye's "Whistle Blower" and Kim Yeong-tak's "Slow Video" took over the first and second slots at the box office, according to the Korean Film Council.
"Whistle Blower", a fictional tale inspired by the infamous Hwang Woo-suk stem cell scandal, garnered 563,539 viewers over the weekend, making 4.5 billion won ($4.2 million)...More
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