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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.06.10~2011.06.12)

2011/06/13 | Permalink

Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.06-10~2011.06.12)

Off the back of a long weekend in Korea, "Kung fu Panda 2" remains this week's number one film with a total of a whopping 4,057,286 admissions. Dreamwork's film attracted just fewer than 500,000 excited moviegoers this past weekend as Koreans celebrated Memorial Day last Monday and headed to the cinemas.

Close behind is the well received "X-men: First Class" with 323,763 admissions. This latest film in the X-men series is still one to see for fans as well as avid film buffs as the history behind the mutant outcasts are reveal on the silver screen. "Sunny - 2010" follows and is on track to being the most successful Korean film of the year as it nears 5 million admissions. "Detective K" currently holds that title with 4,795,460; it was released back in January. Park In-je's "Moby Dick" jumps from last week's seventh to fourth with 174,377 admissions bringing its total to shy 221,987.

The new Korean Film in the charts is Kim Gok and Kim Sun's "White: The Melody of the Curse". This horror film follows a girl band on their raise to fame, but as each girl takes turns being the lead vocalist a mysterious incident casts a shadow on tthe group and their success. The film stars Ham Eun-jung, May Doni, Jin Se-yeon, Hwang Se-yeon, and Choi Ah-ra. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is at number six as it breaks the 3 million admissions mark and the American supernatural film "Priest" is at seven with 46,274 admissions.

"Scream 4G" manages to find 19,405 diehard fans in this long running horror series. Choi Ik-hwan's directorial drama "Mama" slips from five to nine in its roller-coaster tour of the Korean box office. And at number ten is "Clash of the Families" showing a surprise return to the top ten, adding 1,673 to its 2,590,481 admissions total.

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