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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13

2012/05/13 | Permalink

HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13)

It was another moneymaking weekend for "The Avengers" as the crowds continued to stream in for Marvel's record-breaking blockbuster. The long awaited comic book film raked in another 995,156 admissions and now sits as the highest grossing film released in Korea for 2012 with 5,447,728 admissions. That's almost a million more than the Korean film "Nameless Gangster", which it dislodged at the top.

Moon Hyeon-seong's "As One" is still the choice Korean film at the moment. This true-life tale added 393,574 admissions to its efforts, bringing its total now to 1,227,662. Tim Burton's fantasy comedy "Dark Shadow" makes its entry in the chart at number three. The film stars the popular Hollywood actor Johnny Depp alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green. "Dark Shadow" claimed 314,503 admissions in its opening weekend and was followed by "Mirror, Mirror" with 123,447.

Jeong Ji-woo's "A Muse" is unmoved at number five, but this week it holds that position with just 99,917 tickets to its name compared to last weekend's 182,263. At six is a new Korea film by director Min Gyoo-dong titled "Everything about my Wife". This comedy drama stars Im Soo-jung, Lee Sun-kyun and Ryu Seung-ryong in a tale of a timid married man that tries to get his wife seduced by another man in order to initiated a divorce. "Everything about my Wife" attracted 91,548 viewers in its preview weekend. "Architecture 101" is still going at number seven despite recent news that the pirated version has been leaked online. The film added 67,467 to its run in theatres, putting its total admission count just over four million.

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" fell sharply from last week's number four to this week's eight. Last weekend the film claimed just fewer than 200,000 admissions but only managed 46,753 this weekend. The Japanese animation "Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called Operation Golden Spy" also fell down a few places to settle at number nine with 26,714. Kim Hyeong-jun's "The Scent" rounds out the top ten, adding just 10,214 to its new total of 1,234,209 admissions.

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2012.05.11 - 2012.05.13 (www.kobis.or.kr)

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Marvel's The Avengers"   995 156 5 447 728
2 "As One" (코리아) 2012/05/03 393 574 1 227 662
3 "Dark Shadows"   314 503 372 893
4 "Mirror Mirror"   123 447 477 925
5 "A Muse" (은교) 2012/04/25 99 917 1 226 781
6 "Everything about my Wife" (내 아내의 모든 것) 2012/05/17 91 548 96 873
7 "Architecture 101" (건축학개론) 2012/03/22 67 467 4 007 776
8 "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"   46 753 262 084
9 "Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called Operation Golden Spy" (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ黄金のスパイ大作戦)   26 714 259 765
10 "The Scent" (간기남) 2012/04/11 10 214 1 234 209
Korean movies only  
  "I AM." (아이엠) 2012/05/10 69 964
  "Sim Cheong" (1972, 효녀 심청) - Re-release   61 1 959
  "The Strangers" (이방인들) 2012/05/10 60 141
  "Duet" (듀엣) 2012/04/19 44 1 051
  "2 Doors" (2011, 두 개의 문)   34 303
  "Father Is A Dog" (2010, 아버지는 개다)   33 142
  "Just Friends - 2010" (저스트 프렌즈) 2012/05/03 31 981
  "Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild" (마당을 나온 암탉) 2011/07/27 28 2 201 716
  "Choice 2 :: Doublespeak on 4 Rivers" (2011, <강(江),원래> 초이스 2 :: 더블 스피크)   25 25
  "Nakdong River Reservoir Dogs Part.2 with Bd & Jeong Min-ah" (2011, 저수지의 개들 Part.2 낙동강 (with 바드&정민아)   25 25
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