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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.03.09 ~ 2012.03.11

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HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2011.03.09 ~ 2012.03.11)

Claiming almost 36% of the ticket sales is Byeon Yeong-joo's "Helpless" which slots itself right into the top spot this week with 607 080. This is Byeon's first film since her 2004 effort "Flying Boys", and her 2001 debut film "Ardor". "Helpless" stars Lee Sun-kyun ("The Apprehenders") and Kim Min-hee ("Moby Dick") in a mystery film adapted from one of Miyabe Miyuki's (dubbed the 'queen of crime' in Japan) crime novels.

Disney's epic adventure film "John Carter" is at two with 368 384 admissions and 25% of the ticket sales. Hollywood's "first big blockbuster of the year" is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' character from her Barsoom novel series. Having its admissions halved from last week is "Love Fiction" with 251 943, dropping three places and now totals 1,478,106 admissions. The Hollywood hit "This Means War" also had to take a step back, falling two places and attracting 145,133 admissions.

"Nameless Gangster" is still hanging around as Korea's highest grossing film of 2012. Yoon Jong-bin's smash it added just 93,287 to its formidable total of 4,570,887 admissions. Indian director Amole Gupte has his "Stanley's Tiffin Box" find a way into the Korean cinema circuit, managing 24 852 admissions in its first weekend here. Yoo Ha's "Howling" was released in mid-February sits at seven with a total of 1,583,656 admissions.

"Legends of Valhalla: Thor" is enjoying its fifth straight week in the top ten. However, in its five week run it has only managed to amass 739,037 admissions. At nine is the Hollywood film "Safe House", down three places from last week's sixth. And at ten is the charming "Dancing Queen" seeing out its highly successful run on the cinema circuit. "Dancing Queen" is currently the second highest grossing Korean film of the year with 4,000,942 admissions.

 

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2012.03.09 - 2012.02.3.11 (www.kobis.or.kr)

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Helpless" (화차) 2012/03/08 607 080 685 548
2 "John Carter "   368 384 413 337
3 "Love Fiction" (러브픽션) 2012/02/29 251 943 1 478 108
4 "This Means War"   145 133 583 112
5 "Nameless Gangster" (범죄와의 전쟁 : 나쁜놈들 전성시대) 2012/02/02 93 287 4 570 887
6 "Stanley's Tiffin Box (Stanley Ka Dabba)"   24 852 33 400
7 "Howling" (하울링) 2012/02/16 24 173 1 583 656
8 "Legends of Valhalla: Thor"   20 348 739 037
9 "Safe House"   15 195 155 303
10 "Dancing Queen" (댄싱퀸) 2012/01/18 14 712 4 000 942
Korean movies only  
  "Speckles: The Tarbosaurus" (점박이: 한반도의 공룡 3D) 2012/01/26 8 046 1 021 718
  "Talking Architect" (말하는 건축가) 2012/03/08 2 515 4 024
  "Unbowed" (부러진 화살) 2012/01/18 1 019 3 424 531
  "Romance Joe" (로맨스 조) 2012/03/08 695 1 004
  "Stateless Things" (줄탁동시) 2012/03/01 373 2 370
  "Mirage" (밀월도 가는 길) 2012/03/08 248 468
  "Eighteen and Nineteen" (열여덟,열아홉) 2012/03/01 180 1 388
  "Bolts and Blip - Movie" (볼츠와 블립) 2012/02/23 148 14 270
  "Sympathy for Us" (태어나서 미안해) 2012/03/08 116 122
  "Welcome Back to Beast Airline" (비스트 앵콜 콘서트 3D) 2012/02/29 115 16 620
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