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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2008.12.12 ~ 2008.12.14
Total
1 Speedy Scandal (과속스캔들) 2008/12/03 622,433 1,616,933
2 Twilight  457,005 603,864
3 Australia  337,008 443,094
4 Portrait of a Beauty (미인도) 2008/11/13 82,890 2,301,409
5 Hello Schoolgirl (순정만화) 2008/11/27 44,703 726,664
6 Tropic Thunder  38,542 51,596
7 The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (1724 기방난동사건) 2008/12/03 34,146 276,823
8 Saw 5  16,148 144,163
9 4 Days (4요일: 죽음을 부르는 요일) 2008/12/10 13,877 20,497
10 Quantum of Solace  8,253 2,260,085
Following Korean movies  
  Antique (서양골동양과자점 앤티크) 2008/11/13 2,406 1,183,621
  Lost and Found (달콤한 거짓말) 2008/12/17 731 11,742
  My Wife Got Married (아내가 결혼했다) 2008/10/23 248 1,830,328
  Boy Meets Boy (소년, 소년을 만나다) 2008/11/20 205 2,578
  Mug Travel (빼꼼의 머그잔 여행) 2007/03/22 197 135,602

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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