Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.09-09~2011.09.11)
The numbers are in for the Chuseok holiday and Kim Han-min's "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" has bowed out to Jeong Tae-won's "Marrying the Mafia IV - Family Ordeal" by around 200,000 admissions. The new action comedy claimed 601,363 admissions to come out on top this past Chuseok weekeend, upsetting a successful run at the top for Kim Han-min's summer blockbuster.
"Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" earned the following of 405,816 moviegoers to push it closer to the 6 million mark. Jim Carrey's latest showing, entitled "Mr. Popper's Penguins", follows at three. The famed comedian plays a rich businessman who changes his ways after he inherits six troublesome penguins. There is another new Korean film in this weekend's top films in the form of Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Pained". This melodrama showed its head at number ten last weekend, but the Chuseok crowds have up jumped the film up to this week's number four.
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is still impressing at five with 125,817 admissions. Earning the film the respect of some 2,401,266 moviegoers in Korea thus far. Lee Hwan-gyeong's sport drama "Champ" is at number six with a modest 113,622. And Song Kang-ho and Shin Se-kyung are managing to keep "Hindsight" alive at seven with 80,855 admissions.
Making up the bottom three this weekend are "Colombiana", "Final Destination 5", and the animation film "SeaFood". Combined the films attracted less than 200,000 admissions.
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