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Korean Box Office

Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)
Week-end
# Movies   Week-end
2010.02.19 ~ 2010.02.21
Total
1 Secret Reunion (의형제) 2010/02/04 595,633 3,496,650
2 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief  301,028 1,283,017
3 Parallel Life (평행이론) 2010/02/18 246,440 296,488
4 Harmony (하모니) 2010/01/28 224,417 2,460,099
5 Avatar  173,721 12,860,918
6 Cloudy with a chance of meatballs  127,541 440,034
7 Hachiko: A Dog’s Story (Hachi)  49,864 59,818
8 Confucius (孔子)  44,147 349,350
9 One Piece Film Strong World (ワンピース フィルム ストロングワールド)  28,493 102,352
10 The Wolfman  24,768 252,061
Following Korean movies  
  Restoration (회복) 2010/01/14 5,918 47,309
  Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War (식객: 김치전쟁) 2010/01/28 1,357 445,579
  Vegetarian (채식주의자) 2010/02/18 1,232 1,505
  JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard (전우치) 2009/12/23 758 6,100,082
  The Neighbor Zombie (이웃집 좀비) 2010/02/18 611 1,114
  White Badge (하얀전쟁)  525 611
  Viewfinder (경) 2010/04/29 66 66
  Koryu ; Southern Women, South Korea + A Runner's High (거류+질주환상)  21 21
  The 5th Cinematheque Friends Festival (2010년 2월 금요단편극장)  15 15
  Actresses (여배우들) 2009/12/10 12 516,936

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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