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A small hobbit racked up big sales at movie box offices during the weekend, generating an estimated $205 million at theaters around the world with the debut of the highly anticipated sequel, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug".
The second installment in the 3-D "Hobbit" film trilogy earned $73.7 million of its global haul in the United States and Canada, easily topping weekend movie charts.
The situation was the same in Korea, with the movie making more than 7.6 billion won ($7.2 million) from its release on Thursday to Sunday, taking a little more than 37 percent of the box office, according to the Korean Film Council...More
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
The number one movie this week is "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"...More
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
The number one movie this week is "About Time"...More
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