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THE PRIESTS Conjures up Impressive Debut
Exorcism thriller The Priests scared up a higher than expected debut over the weekend, boosting overall business during the traditional dumping grounds of the year. 2.28 million viewers were recorded in theaters over the frame, 72% of which for local fare. Wi...
FATAL INTUTION Tops Slow Weekend
Business slowed down during the Halloween weekend, which is not considered a major event in Korea, as local thrillers held the advantage over imported fare. Korean films accounted for 56% of ticket sales out of a total 1.64 million viewers. CGV ARTHOUSE managed to debut the JOO Won-starring thriller Fatal Intuition in first place, but its 456,205 viewers (USD 3.28 million), and 628,169 admissions (USD 4.31 million) since its Thursday bow, which accounted for 28% of the marketplace, was on the low side for a first place start. A slew of mid-level thrillers released in the past few weeks may have dampened audience’s enthusiasm.
Box Office: December 19, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Two Korean productions, The Attorney and The Suspect, have brought the country’s box office to a triumphant close. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), The Attorney, with actor SONG Kang-ho of Snowpiercer and The Face Reader, and The Suspect, directed...
Box office, November 16 - 29
The comic book adaptation <Punch> has once again topped South Korea's biweekly box office chart. The film, which has shown exceptional box office resilience since its release on Oct. 20, sold another 1.15 million tickets to bring its overall total up to...