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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01

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HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01)

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is enjoying its third week at the top, and has added 1,013,668 to its total of 5,386,797 admissions. Tom Cruise's latest has silenced any doubts about the series becoming stale as his efforts here have been well received and continue to captivate audiences. The film is looking to pass "Kung Fu Panda 2" and even "Punch" in the top grossing films released in 2011.

The second modern Sherlock Holmes film has jumped passed the big Korean war epic "My Way" with 448,287, but was unable to threaten Mr Bird's smash hit. "My Way" has not been as big a success as one would have thought as many have been underwhelmed by director Kang Je-gyu's big budget flick. It is down one place from second with 416,646 as it approaches the 2 million admissions mark. But "Perfect Game" is a quiet favourite at the moment, steadily holding down forth in its third week out on the silver screen.

The Japanese animation "Friends: Naki on Monster Island" has entered the charts at five with 166,347. Takashi Yamazaki directs the film and the Japanese R&B singer MISIA does the theme song for it. "Spellbound", by director Hwang In-ho, is the last Korean film in the top ten this week and its fifth week has allowed it to amass a total of 2,819,392 admissions. Disney's classic tale of the "Lion King" has been given a techno makeover; the added dimension and novelty placed it at seven with 139,178 admissions.

The bottom of the chart is comprised of three animations. Two of which are the new Pokémon films "Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom" and "Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram" occupying eight and ten respectfully. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked" is down three places from sixth with 61,468 admissions.

Final Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2011.12.30 - 2012.01.01 (

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"   1,013,668 5,386,797
2 "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"   448,287 1,432,109
3 "My Way" (마이 웨이) 2011/12/21 416,646 1,735,608
4 "Perfect Game" (퍼펙트 게임) 2011/12/21 238,191 890,261
5 "Friends: Naki on Monster Island" (friends もののけ島のナキ)   166,347 203,118
6 "Spellbound" (오싹한 연애) 2011/12/01 147,183 2,819,392
7 "Lion King 3D"   139,178  170,962
8 "Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom" (ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム)   75,759 285,518
9 "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked"   61,468 516,727
10 "Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram" (ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム)   57,113 234,721
Korean movies only  
  "Ryang-kang-do: Merry Christmas, North!" (량강도 아이들) 2011/11/17 693 10,172
  "My Barefoot Friend" (오래된 인력거) 2011/12/15 301 2,498
  "Punch" (완득이) 2011/10/20 181 5,316,625
  "Green Days: Dinosaur and I" (소중한 날의 꿈) 2011/06/23 136 51,622
  "●REC" (알이씨REC) 2011/11/24 80 2,843

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