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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.28 ~ 2014.11.30


"Interstellar" hangs on despite "Big Match"...

908K admissions was enough for the cosmic adventure epic "Interstellar" to secure its fourth week at the top of the table; an uncontested reign that has so far scored the film close to $60M (8.3M admissions) from Korean alone. Even after four straight weeks Nolan's sublime story has remained the undisputed favourite, and is now picking on "Miss Granny" (8.6M) to become the fourth highest-grossing film of the year.

Like "Fashion King - Movie", "Cart", and "Fury", Choi Ho's newly released action flick "Big Match" found Christopher Nolan's spacey success story immovable and greedy. "Big Match" came within 480K tickets of threatening "Interstellar" (the closest shave this stub-guzzling Gargantuan has had to endure), but only managed to nab 20% of the box office pie from the 627 screenings it was given.

Last week's number two, David Ayer's "Fury" staring Brad Pitt, claimed 310K (14.5%) over 481 screens to occupy third (pushing it over a million admissions), while "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" lost ground to Ayer's WWII drama by earning the support of just 137K (6.2%). "Fury" and "The Hunger Games" both came out last week and open to equal interest, but presently it's Pitt with the lead on Lawrence(s).

The stupefying sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" (with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels playing their special parts) opened in fifth with 98K (4.4%), followed by the wholehearted documentary "My Love, Don't Cross That River" by Jin Mo-young. Jin's 85-minute feature follows a couple known as the '100-year-old lovebirds' as they live a simple life of traditional and love, while confronting the death that hovers over their admirable 76-year marriage. The film earned the attent

Boo Ji-young's drama "Cart" slipped three places to seventh (40K - 1.7%), trailed by the British comedy drama "Hector and the Search for Happiness" with 37K (1.6%). Kim Deok-soo's "Dad for Rent" entered the fray last weekend in fifth, but has since fallen four places to ninth with just 13K here to take to the bank. Lastly, the Chinese animated adventure "Boonie Bears: To the Rescue" climbed into tenth with 12K to close the door on November, 2014.


What's coming out next week in Korea?: [HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...

Last weekend's report: [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.21 ~ 2014.11.23


Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Weekend 2014.11.28 - 2014.11.30 (

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Interstellar"   908 556 8 318 612
2 "Big Match" (빅매치) 2014/11/27 428 034 563 825
3 "Fury"   310 334 1 018 136
4 "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"   137 498 772 232
5 "Dumb and Dumber To"   97 986 130 010
6 "My Love, Don't Cross That River" (님아, 그 강을 건너지 마오) 2014/11/27 54 045 68 850
7 "Cart" (카트) 2014/11/13 39 963 771 178
8 "Hector and the Search for Happiness"   36 850 49 620
9 "Dad for Rent" (아빠를 빌려드립니다) 2014/11/20 13 311 153 578
10 "Boonie Bears: To the Rescue"   12 271 39 738
Korean movies only  
  "Gukje Market" (국제시장) 2014/12/17 6 609 11 117
  "He Who Loves the World" (그 사람 그 사랑 그 세상) 2014/11/20 2 002 12 304
  "The Follower, Ok Han-heum" (제자, 옥한흠) 2014/10/30 1 897 43 824
  "Fashion King - Movie" (패션왕) 2014/11/06 1 345 592 122
  "Glory For Everyone" (누구에게나 찬란한) 2014/11/06 1 291 16 296
  "The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol" (다이빙벨) 2014/10/23 1 282 42 613
  "Whistle Blower" (제보자) 2014/10/02 1 031 1 754 786
  "We Are Brothers" (우리는 형제입니다) 2014/10/23 839 970 027
  "Set Me Free" (거인) 2014/11/13 810 20 952
  "Five Eagle Brothers" (덕수리5형제) 2014/12/04 704 3 824


- C.J. Wheeler [@Woolgatherist; KoreaOnTheCouch]

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