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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2008.12.19 ~ 2008.12.21
Total
1 Speedy Scandal (과속스캔들) 2008/12/03 597,611 2,602,313
2 Journey to the Center of the Earth  354,972 435,866
3 Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (崖の上のポニョ)  354,800 424,720
4 Twilight  225,783 1,012,534
5 Yes Man  205,427 269,670
6 Australia  167,891 765,359
7 Lost and Found (달콤한 거짓말) 2008/12/17 155,244 225,684
8 Portrait of a Beauty (미인도) 2008/11/13 9,580 2,356,930
9 Tropic Thunder  3,225 67,252
10 Eastern Promises  2,740 13,630
Following Korean movies  
  Hello Schoolgirl (순정만화) 2008/11/27 1,846 740,379
  The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (1724 기방난동사건) 2008/12/03 1,562 289,486
  Crossing (크로싱) 2008/06/26 1,000 891,792
  4 Days (4요일: 죽음을 부르는 요일) 2008/12/10 985 27,099
  Romantic Island (로맨틱 아일랜드) 2008/12/24 405 1,406
  Antique (서양골동양과자점 앤티크) 2008/11/13 283 1,192,456
  My Friend and His Wife (나의 친구, 그의 아내) 2008/11/27 91 3,100

Korean box office news

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Sunken Ferry Spells Disaster for Box Office

Source | 2014/04/22 | | Permalink

This April is proving a challenging one at the box office as the tragedy of the capsized ferry Sewol has compounded what traditionally ranks as a slow month for the local cinema industry.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" held on to the No. 1 spot last weekend but the number of spectators fell by almost 50 percent to 108,779 from the previous weekend...More

"Mr. Perfect" fails terribly at the box office

Source | 2014/04/21 | | Permalink

"Mr. Perfect" was released after two years but failed to capture the attention of the audience.

Yeo Jin-goo and Yoon Si-yoon's movie "Mr. Perfect" is about a professional golfer who moves to an island village to teach innocent children after he loses everything due to an unexpected accident...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.04.18 - 2014.04.20

2014/04/21 | | Permalink

The "Captain" remains on course...

The weather may be heating up but Marvel's "Winter Soldier" still managed to stick it out for yet another week at the top of the pile. The comic captain added another 242,939 admissions (24.2%) over this past weekend to bump its bottom line to $28.6M (3.7M admissions), securing its place as the fourth highest grossing film of the year. The "Captain", however, had some stiff competition this time around as Neil Burger's sci-fi action film "Divergent" snatched a virtuous 212K (21.1%) during its first weekend out. Overall, foot traffic has been soft this year, and the Korean representatives have struggled to find/maintain traction in the top ten...More

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2014.04.18 ~ 2014.04.20

Source | 2014/04/20 | | Permalink

The number one movie this week is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"...More

'Captain America' tops box office

Source | 2014/04/15 | | Permalink

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was top in Korea last weekend. [AP/NEWSIS]

SEOUL, NEW YORK - Marvel's red-white-and-blue superhero soared to a third-straight box office win in Korea with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", beating out local thriller "Broken", a film based on the best-selling novel by Japanese author Keigo Higashino.

According to the Korean Film Council, "Captain America" garnered 470,775 admissions from Friday to Sunday and has now passed three million viewers in total. Since its release on March 26, it has earned 26.5 billion won, or $25.5 million...More

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