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Korean cinema scores 60% market share in October

2004/11/05 | 221 views | Permalink | Source

According to a report by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and Maxmovie.com, Korean films earned a 61.95% market share in the month of October, up from a 57.83% share in September. In total 1,802,361 tickets out of a total 2,909,380 were sold for Korean films. However the level cannot match the 70.5% market share amassed in the highly successful month of October 2003, which was led by Untold Scandal and Once Upon A Time In A Battlefield. Total admissions for all films this month were 14.22% below the totals for October 2003.

Japanese films took an impressive 6.7% of the market in October, led by dramas Crying Out Love In The Middle Of The World, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, and animated film Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.

The top grossing films overall were CJ Entertainment's My Brother (664,200 admissions), CJ Entertainment's S Diaries (368,214), UIP's Collateral (297,103), Cinema Service's Ghost House (202,330), and Showbox's The Scarlet Letter (195,931). Distributor rankings were led by CJ Entertainment (43.83%), Showbox (13.43%), UIP (10.21%), and Cinema Service (9.99%).

Source : www.kofic.or.kr...

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