Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.08-05~2011.08.07)
The hugely anticipated "Sector 7" snatches number one this week as it sees some 1,154,158 admissions in its opening weekend. Truly massive numbers for its first week and its success is likely to challenge Korea's top films of the year as its stay on the charts is all but guaranteed for the next few weeks.
The comedy action film "Quick" holds as number two, managing to trump the war drama "The Front Line". "Quick" has not impressed the critics but has cashed in on the summer rush at the cinemas, earning 368,156 admissions this past weekend. All other films took a hit in admissions this week but "Quick" and "The Front Line" still managed a respectable following. Even the Korean animation "Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild" saw more gains, being able to not only jump up a place but also see its ticket sales raise in the shadow of "Sector 7". Leafie needs to reach 1.5 million admissions to break even but is still currently the best-selling Korean animation ever.
The number five film is the Japanese animation "Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence", illustrating that the young ones still have a say in the rankings. With 223,263 admissions, the Japanese sensation was almost able to undo Leafie in this week's chart. Following is Mr. Potter and company in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" pushing its numbers to a total of 4,236,141 admissions as fans rush to enjoy the final chapter in the wizards journey of becoming. "Rio" falls just short of thousand admissions, marking the step decline in this week's numbers.
Kim Han-min's historical action film "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" is at eight, seeing 77,153 tickets sold as it makes its entrance into this highly competitive Korean line up. As does "Ghastly" by Ko Seok-jin in directorial début, struggling to compete with just 53,285. Lastly, "Captain America" is bullied all the way to ten with a poultry 496,818 total admissions.
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