By Park Chung-a
The latest Korean hit film, "The King and the Clown
" seems poised to break the all-time record set by the film "Taegukgi
Cinema Service, the distributor of "The King and the Clown
" said yesterday that the audience for the movie about a love triangle in the Choson Kingdom r...More
All eyes in Korea's film industry are now trained on whether "The King and the Clown" (Wang-ui namja) will set a new record as the country's biggest box office hit after breaking the 10 million viewer mark last weekend.
It is the third movie produced in Korea to reach the 10-million milestone at the box office, following "Taegukgi" and "Silmido" in early 2004. "Taegukgi" attracted 11.74 million viewers and "Silmido" drew 11.08 million moviegoers.
The question is whether the period drama featuring court jesters and homosexuality will overtake the country's No. 1 hit "Taegukgi" in terms of ticket sales.
The media spotlight on the low-budget film reaching the 10-million viewer record is also helping drive up sales. Positive reviews by criti...More
The historical film "The King And The Clown" directed by Lee Joon-ik
and produced by Eagle Pictures and CineWorld topped 10 million viewers nationwide as of 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11.
An official from the film distribution agency Cinema Service said on Feb. 12, "The film has attracted a total of 10,068,989 viewers as of Feb. 11 across the nation, with the moviegoers in Seoul numbering 2,973,936".
This was the third box-office hit film to exceed the 10 million viewer mark, following "Silmido" (2003), which hit 10 million viewers on Feb. 19, 2004, and "Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War" (2003), which achieved the ...More
Some 9.78 million people had watched the hit film "The King and the Clown
" as of Thursday, the film's distributor Cinema Service said Friday. It predicted ticket sales will reach the 10 million mark around Saturday afternoon, 45 days after its release.
That means one in four Koreans and almost half of all adults saw the film, which is estimated to have generated some W50 billion (US$50 million) in economic effects.
The milestone also puts the movie ah...More
The film "The King And The Clown", directed by Lee Joon-ik
and starring Kam Woo-seong
and Jeong Jin-yeong
, will soon likely top 10 million viewers.
An official from the film distribution agency Cinema Service said on Feb. 6, "'The King And The Clown' was seen by 450,000 viewers during the weekend of Feb. 4-5, exceeding 9.45 million viewers as of the morning of Feb. 6. An average of 150,000 moviegoers are coming to watch this film each weekday. We expect it to top 10 million viewers as early as Feb. 9, the 42nd day after it was released on Dec. 29 of last year".
If it exceeds 10 million viewers, "The King And The Clown" will follow in the footst...More