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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2008.05.23 ~ 2008.05.25
Total
1 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  1,396,175 1,616,470
2 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian  302,599 1,085,681
3 Iron Man  205,284 4,077,630
4 Never Back Down  54,325 63,748
5 Taken  36,119 2,325,772
6 Penelope  32,231 195,520
7 Speed Racer  20,162 794,137
8 Frivolous Wife (날나리 종부전) 2008/05/22 14,103 16,393
9 Horton Hears a Who!  5,290 634,129
10 Detective Conan : The Phantom Of Baker Street (名探偵コナン ベイカー街の亡霊)  3,152 122,273
Following Korean movies  
  The Moonlight of Seoul (비스티 보이즈) 2008/04/30 3,091 722,637
  The Chaser (추격자) 2008/02/14 736 5,070,732
  SICAF 2008 <뉴코리안 웨이브> (New Korean Wave)  135 142
  Spare (스페어) 2008/08/28 128 128
  A Tale of Legendary Libido (가루지기) 2008/04/30 119 272,493
  My New Partner (마이 뉴 파트너) 2008/03/06 99 265,358
  Unforgettable (서울이 보이냐?) 2008/05/08 60 50,898
  If You Were Me - Anima Vision 2 (별별 이야기 2 - 여섯 빛깔 무지개) 2008/04/17 47 4,097

Korean box office news

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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 "Sea Fog" on Aug. 13...More

In battle for the weekend box office, 'Apes' rules

Source | 2014/07/21 | | Permalink

About half of moviegoers over the weekend chose to watch "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". The movie accounted for 49.4 percent of Korean ticket sales from Friday through Sunday in the second weekend since its release, according to the Korea Film Council.

The movie maintained its dominance in the United States as well. The science fiction sequel from 20th Century Fox outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...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

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