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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2008.05.09 ~ 2008.05.11
Total
1 Iron Man  753,154 2,810,074
2 Speed Racer  369,829 427,623
3 Taken  146,256 2,016,415
4 The Forbidden Kingdom  96,529 1,119,255
5 Horton Hears a Who!  89,437 530,358
6 The Moonlight of Seoul (비스티 보이즈) 2008/04/30 87,887 615,566
7 Hors de Prix (Priceless)  53,905 62,453
8 A Tale of Legendary Libido (가루지기) 2008/04/30 29,296 248,685
9 Unforgettable (서울이 보이냐?) 2008/05/08 22,799 27,211
10 Detective Conan : The Phantom Of Baker Street (名探偵コナン ベイカー街の亡霊)  22,214 95,654
Following Korean movies  
  The Chaser (추격자) 2008/02/14 2,659 5,066,385
  The Guard Post (GP506) 2008/04/03 257 944,943
  Viva! Love (경축! 우리 사랑) 2008/04/09 123 12,840
  One Day on the Road (어느날 그 길에서) 2008/03/27 121 3,006
  Milky Way Liberation Front (은하해방전선) 2007/11/29 66 4,262
  Shocking Family (쇼킹 패밀리) 2008/05/08 59 59
  Farewell (작별) 2008/03/27 42 1,248

Korean box office news

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[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

Three domestic films shine at the local box office

Source | 2014/08/18 | | Permalink

Three Korean films took the top spots at the local box office over the weekend, according to the Korean Film Council.

The record-breaking movie "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" saw the biggest audience over the weekend, attracting a combined audience of more than 14 million. That record pushed down "Avatar", previously the most popular Hollywood film in Korea that had more than 13 million admissions...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

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