Slow weekend for local releases with only 26% of the 1.62 million admissions going to domestic industry. Things were much rosier this time last year with 75% of 1.95 million admissions going to Korean films.
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||About Time (uk)||12/5/13||29.50%||477,262||569,878||568|
|2||Insidious: Chapter 2 (us)||12/5/13||13.30%||225,734||273,148||405|
|4||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (us)||11/21/13||8.60%||153,167||664,905||409|
|6||Escape Plan (us)||12/5/13||6.80%||112,354||133,194||287|
|7||Hunger Games: Catching Fire (us)||11/21/13||5.90%||98,067||1,050,799||315|
Looking at holdovers, local sci-fi 11:00 AM dived 58% for 158,976 admissions and is now in serious danger of missing the one million mark, a very disappointing result. Animated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 dipped just 20% for 153,167. Closing out the top five was omnibus romcom Marriage Blue with 128,680 as it crossed the one million mark.
Next week, hotly anticipated local release Way Back Home, from director Pang Eun-jin and starring Jeon Do-yeon and Ko Soo, will go head to head with the second installment of The Hobbit. The first was a reasonable success with almost three million admissions but local competition from Jeon Do-yeon and co. will be stiff.
The Korean Box Office Update is a weekly feature which provides detailed analysis of film box office sales over the Friday to Sunday period in Korea. It appears every Sunday night (Korean Standard Time) on Modern Korean Cinema. For other weekly features, take a look at Korean Cinema News and the Weekly Korean Reviews. Reviews and features on Korean film also appear regularly on the site.
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