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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2008.08.22 ~ 2008.08.24
Total
1 The Dark Knight  426,775 3,201,359
2 Death Bell (고사: 피의 중간고사) 2008/08/06 148,646 1,438,240
3 cj7 (長江7號)  145,260 169,520
4 Wall-E  126,974 873,489
5 Midnight Meat Train  114,492 142,881
6 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor  100,325 4,032,506
7 The Good, the Bad, the Weird (좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈) 2008/07/17 85,749 6,890,116
8 Dachimawa Lee (다찌마와 리 - 악인이여 지옥행 급행열차를 타라!) 2008/08/13 81,136 527,010
9 Baby and I (아기와 나) 2008/08/13 72,076 355,204
10 Eye for an Eye (눈에는 눈 이에는 이) 2008/07/30 70,606 1,910,273
Following Korean movies  
  The Good, the Bad, the Weird - Cannes' cut (좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 - 칸버전)  8,058 9,607
  Sunny (님은 먼곳에) 2008/07/23 5,675 1,798,744
  What Happened Last Night? (당신이 잠든 사이에) 2008/08/14 2,824 65,525
  Spare (스페어) 2008/08/28 895 7,278
  Nowhere to Turn (여기보다 어딘가에) 2008/08/21 539 772

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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