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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.12.07 ~ 2012.12.09

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HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2012.12.07 ~ 2012.12.09)

Jo Geun-hyeon's drama "26 Years" managed to hold onto another first place position at the box office this past weekend. Heun-hyeon's latest entered the chart at the end of last month where it was the choice film with almost 700,000 admissions. Its second week almost matched that performance with 606,882, putting it on a total admission count of 1,815,882. In addition to Geun-hyeon's "26 Years", the romantic comedy "Whatcha Wearin'?" was released along with the new and improved "Dredd 3D".

"Whatcha Wearin'?" is a romantic comedy by director Byun Sung-Hyun, his second film since "The Beat Goes on" in 2010. The film stars Ji Sung and Kim Ah-joong and captured 473,529 admissions in its opening weekend spell in Korea. "Rise of the Guardians" slipped to three with 258,352, but the big foreign animation has yet to breach the million admissions mark with Korean audiences. Jo Sung-hee's "A Werewolf Boy - Extended" may have been the top film two weeks ago but it only managed to fourth (164,554) this past weekend as it went up against fresh and compelling local competition.

"Breaking Dawn Part 2" fell one place to settle at number five. This is the film's fourth week out in Korea, but since its release on the 15th of last month it has not been able to push past second place. This weekend the film managed just 104,602 to its new total of 2,578,609. At number six is Jung Byung-gil's "Confession of Murder" with 95,264 tickets sold over December's first weekend. Kim Jin-young's "Tone-Deaf Clinic" has not had a memorable time since its release three weeks ago. "Tone-Deaf Clinic" is Kim's fourth film to date, his last being the 2010 comedy "Clash of the Families" which itself grossed around 2.5 million admissions.

Amazingly, Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" is still here after 13 weeks! It added 32,353 to its record-breaking efforts of 12,227,305 and still managed to outshine Kim Yong-han's drama "Don't Cry Mommy" which only scored 26,550 and has yet to break the million admissions mark. At number ten is the "Dredd 3D" which snuck into the top ten with 26,402.

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Weekend 2012.12.07 - 2012.12.09 (www.kobis.or.kr)

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "26 Years" (26년) 2012/11/29 606 882 1 815 882
2 "Whatcha Wearin'?" (나의 P.S 파트너) 2012/12/06 473 529 565 559
3 "Rise of the Guardians"   258 352 677 900
4 "A Werewolf Boy" (늑대소년) 2012/10/31 164 554 183 029
5 "Breaking Dawn Part 2"   104 602 2 578 609
6 "Confession of Murder" (내가 살인범이다) 2012/11/08 95 264 2 648 449
7 "Tone-Deaf Clinic" (음치 클리닉) 2012/11/29 42 000 303 714
8 "Masquerade" (광해, 왕이 된 남자) 2012/09/13 32 353 12 227 305
9 "Don't Cry Mommy" (돈 크라이 마미) 2012/11/22 26 550 956 740
10 "Dredd 3D"   26 402 34 731
Korean movies only  
  "A Werewolf Boy" (늑대소년) 2012/10/31 23 931 6 627 318
  "National Security" (남영동1985) 2012/11/22 4 594 326 543
  "Iron Bag Man" (철가방 우수씨) 2012/11/22 3 256 78 816
  "Paradox Circle" (네모난원) 2012/12/06 2 653 4 339
  "Love 911" (반창꼬) 2012/12/19 884 14 485
  "Seotaiji Live Concert" (2000-2001, 서태지밴드 라이브 콘서) - Re-release   739 2 144
  "The Winter of the Year was Warm" (내가 고백을 하면) 2012/11/15 524 10 472
  "Seotaiji Live Tour Zero" (2004, 서태지 라이브 투어 제로) - Re-release   513 3 148
  "Seotaiji LIVE TOUR The Mobius" (서태지밴드 라이브 투어 '더 뫼비우스', 2010) - Re-release   302 35 514
  "The Thieves" (도둑들) 2012/07/25 272 12 983 005

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