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Box Office 'King' Creates 8,200 Jobs

2006/03/10 Source

The nation's all-time box office leader "The King and the Clown" has created nearly 8,200 jobs during its record-breaking run.

The Korea Culture and Tourism Policy Institute on Friday said its study showed the low-budget historical comedy generated 4,800 jobs in screening and 3,400 jobs in food concessions.

The film on Sunday broke the all-time record by selling 11.75 million tickets over its two-month run.

Researcher Choi Jong-il, who conducted the study, said the film created the same number of jobs as the sale of 1.26 million units of a mobile phone model.

With a production and marketing budget of just 6.5 billion won, the blockbuster has raked in an estimated 82.2 billion won in box office revenue and 33.8 billion won in concessions.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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