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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.29 ~ 2012.07.01


HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.06.29~ 2012.07.01)

"The Amazing Spider-Man" has once again proven its popularity here in Korea, claiming the top spot in its first weekend with a whopping 1,421,163 admissions. Marc Webb is the director behind this Spider-Man origins reboot, as he attempts to add a slightly darker edge to what has otherwise been a candy-coated series so far. American superhero films general go down well with Korean audiences and "The Amazing Spider-Man" is no exception. Despite Mr. Webb's latest blowing away the competition, snatching a commanding 71.4%, there are still six local productions that, between them, held around 17.4% of the ticket sales for this past weekend.

Despite being dislodge from the top last week, Kim Dae-seung's "The Concubine" remains at number two with 122,703. "The Concubine" was forced into second last week due to Park Cheol-kwan's "Miss Conspirator", but after that Park's film slipped down to six with just 88,557 admissions. In third is the popular animation "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" that managed to bring its total admissions count up to 1,443,569 by adding 120 ,76 from its efforts this past weekend. That's followed by Min Gyoo-dong's "Everything about my Wife" which is currently the thirds highest grossing Korean film of the year with 4,385,701 admissions.

The popular sci-fi horror "Cabin in the Woods" has made its way to the Korean cinema circuit, bring in just under 100,000 admissions as it held down the number five spot. "Cabin in the Woods" has already grossed $41,777,292 in the U.S and it will be interesting to see if Korean audiences share that enthusiasm. Park Cheol-kwan's "Miss Conspirator" took a dive in the charts, seeing its admissions count fall from 268,768 in its opening weekend to just 88,557 admissions here. That drop is followed by Jeong Seung-koo's "The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser" which also fell a few places from last week. "The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser" entered the charts at number four with 213,947 (12.00%) and now finds itself at number seven with 68,544 (2.80%) in just two weeks.

Shin Terra's action comedy "Runway Cop" is at eight with 21,181 (0.80%), placing the film on a modest total admissions count of 1,325,854 since its June 30th release. "Lockout" held just 0.30% of the ticket sales with 6,886, with Kim-Jho Gwang-soo's "Two Weddings and a Funeral" failing to impress at number ten with 5,584.


Box Office - admissions ( & Week-end

# Movies   Week-end
2012.06.29 ~ 2012.07.01
1 The Amazing Spiderman   1 421 163 1 698 392
2 The Concubine (후궁: 제왕의 첩) 2012/06/06 122 703 2 452 996
3 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted   120 476 1 443 569
4 Everything about my Wife (내 아내의 모든 것) 2012/05/17 111 181 4 385 701
5 Cabin in the Woods   99 847 131 338
6 Miss Conspirator (미쓰 GO ) 2012/06/21 88 557 551 836
7 The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser (아부의 왕) 2012/06/21 68 544 432 361
8 Runway Cop (차형사) 2012/05/30 21 181 1 325 854
9 Lockout   6 886 457 094
10 Two Weddings and a Funeral (두 번의 결혼식과 한 번의 장례식) 2012/06/21 5 584 34 694
Following Korean movies  
  2 Doors (두 개의 문) 2012/06/21 4 933 15 665
  I AM. (아이엠) 2012/06/21 4 555 28 236
  Spring, Snow (봄, 눈) 2012/04/26 1 444 21 405
  Deranged (연가시) 2012/07/05 1 064 2 807
  In Another Country (다른 나라에서) 2012/05/31 1 012 28 971
  Two Moons (두 개의 달) 2012/07/12 734 734
  Poison Frog (독개구리, 2011)   359 359
  The Red Hand (붉은 손, 2011)   359 359
  Rat Trap(독개구리, 2012)   359 359
  You Promised Me (독개구리, 2011)   336 336

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