Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.04.22~2011.04.24)
Screaming into number one is the high octane and adrenaline packed "Fast Five". Staring the cool Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Ludacris and a host of others in thrill ride that surely won't disappoint action junkies. Justin Lin directs this lasted film in the "Fast and the Furious" series with 396,071 moviegoers rushing into Korean cinemas for it.
Staying solid at two is Jo Jin-mo's "Suicide Forecast" with the talented Ryoo Seung-bum leading that one with 235,213 admissions. The second Korean film in the charts is "Clash of the Families". This comedy has breached the 2 million mark and is still looking for some more success in the coming weeks (Keep an eye on Hancinema's blog for the review). A new Korean film "The Last Blossom" takes number four. Based on the work of writer Noh Hee-kyeong, this touching drama tells the story of women who is terminally ill and the family she has to soon say goodbye to.
The animation "Gnomeo and Juliet" is at five with 59,453 admissions, which is a small drop for last weeks 73,475. Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Jamie Bell star in "Jane Eyre", a film that is being well received by critics and avid moviegoers alike. The last Korean film in the charts this week is Jeon Man-bae and Lee Se-yeong-II's "I Am a Dad" with 32,120 tickets sold. This one stars Kim Seung-woo, Son Byung-ho, Im Ha-ryong, and young Kim Sae-ron.
Anthony Hopkins leads the way in "The Rite" at number eight. This thriller/horror hasn't impressed but sneaks into the charts with 30,306 moviegoers curious to see what Mr Hopkins has been up to lately. The action packed "Hanna" is at nine, down from number three the previous week, and the Bollywood smash hit "My Name is Khan" is at number ten.
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