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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.20 ~ 2012.04.22

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HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.04.20 ~ 2012.04.22)

This past weekend saw Peter Berg's Sci-fi epic "Battleship" hold strong at number one with an unchallenged 517, 050 admissions, placing its total admissions count just below the 2 million mark. In a close race for second, Kim Hyeong-jun's "The Scent" managed to surpass the hugely popular "Architecture 101". "The Scent" came into the chart on the 11th and has continued to gain popularity ever since; it now has a total of 846, 017 admissions here in Korea.

Despite being dislodge by Kim Hyeong-jun's latest, "Architecture 101" is still set on overtaking "Unbowed" as the third highest grossing Korean film of the year. "Unbowed" currently occupies the number three position with 3,415,750 and Lee Yong-joo-I film isn't far behind with 3, 316, 692. From here on out the top ten is dominated by foreign entries, the first being the French film "The Intouchables (Intouchables)" as it continues to be a steady performer here in Korea. "The Intouchables (Intouchables)" has remained in the top four for over a month now and has collected 1, 635, 276 admissions during its run.

The Hollywood blockbuster "The Hunger Games" may have just be removed as the top film in the U.S, but it never managed to get going in Korea. "The Hunger Games" added just 52, 448 to its dismal total of just 585, 000. Many were holding their breath when it hit the Korean circuit, but local favourites and other international flicks outshined this popular adaptation. Wu Seon-ho's "Over my Dead Body" remains at six with just 50, 472, followed by "Titanic 3D" in seventh with 43, 381.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast 3D" is also unmoved at eight and added 39, 949 to its modest total of 140, 558. At number nine is "The Ides of March", a film that is written, directed, and stars George Clooney. The film follows an idealist staffer on the election campaign in the U.S who gets a crash course on dirty politics. Lastly there's "Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur)", romantic comedy from France and Monaco and is directed by Pascal Chaumeil.

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2012.04.20 - 2012.04.22 (www.kobis.or.kr)

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Battleship"   517 050 1 948 798
2 "The Scent" (간기남) 2012/04/11 296 929 846 017
3 "Architecture 101" (건축학개론) 2012/03/22 268 735 3 316 692
4 "The Intouchables (Intouchables)"   89 231 1 635 276
5 "The Hunger Games"   52 448 585 000
6 "Over my Dead Body" (시체가 돌아왔다) 2012/03/29 50 472 962 446
7 "Titanic 3D"   43 381 336 278
8 "Beauty and the Beast 3D"   39 949 140 558
9 "The Ides of March"   29 681 35 148
10 "Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur)"   25 198 30 263
Korean movies only  
  "Doomsday Book" (인류멸망보고서) 2012/04/11 9 724 94 925
  "Helpless" (화차) 2012/03/08 1 195 2 423 837
  "Talking Architect" (말하는 건축가) 2012/03/08 973 27 778
  "A Muse" (은교) 2012/04/26 764 3 921
  "Planet of Snail" (달팽이의 별) 2012/03/22 400 15 532
  "Speckles: The Tarbosaurus" (점박이: 한반도의 공룡 3D) 2012/01/26 343 1 030 173
  "Mother - 2011" (어머니) 2012/04/05 286 3 063
  "Forest of Time" (시간의 숲) 2012/04/19 255 348
  "Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild" (마당을 나온 암탉) 2011/07/27 72 2 201 597
  "Mischievous Bachelor (1969, 개구장이 도련님) - Re-release"   72 140
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