|Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)|
Director Kim Hyeon-seok's new film "11 AM" took the top spot in the local box office over the weekend, making 2.7 billion won ($2.6 million) in ticket sales, according to the Korean Film Council yesterday.
The thriller features actress Kim Ok-bin and actors Jeong Jae-yeong and Choi Daniel as they experiment with time travel in their lab...More
2013/12/02 | | Permalink
It's not too often that a Korean sci-fi is able to come out ahead, and although Kim Hyeon-seok's "11 AM" did so with the second lowest first-place total this year, it was still able to topple some big events in the process. "11 AM" claimed 377,165 (21.3%) over 512 screens to outplay last week's number one – Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" – as well as the not-so-hot "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire". Times are tough at the moment at the Korean box office, and so while the world (the U.S. in particular) is burning up over the Susan Collins's second novel adaptation, the hermit kingdom has withdrawn and spread it limited wealth over just a few worthy features...More
2013/11/25 | | Permalink
Korea Proves Fire Retardant as "Friends 2" holds True...
Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" held onto the top spot despite the arrival of the engrossing "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". "Catching Fire" smashed the U.S. box office record for a November release, grossing a grotesque $161.1M as fans flooded the theatres to catch the second instalment of "Hunger Games" trilogy. However a slow Korean market proved incombustible in the face of this fiery U.S. action-adventure, choosing instead to re-elect Kwak's popular sequel as it moved onto 2.3 million admissions in its second weekend out...More
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