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[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.25 ~ 2012.05.27


HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review

(2012.05.25 ~ 2012.05.27)

Min Gyoo-dong's comedy drama "Everything about my Wife" wasn't able to enjoy the number one position for very long. After claiming first position last week from Marvel's blockbuster "The Avengers", the film was once again outplayed by "Men in Black III", another hugely popular series out of the U.S. "Men in Black III" earned 1,063,774 admissions in its first weekend in Korea, marking a successful start to its efforts here in Korea.

"Everything about my Wife" continues to be the choice Korea film at the moment as the long weekend drew in the crowds to its screenings. The comedy drama stars Im Soo-jung, Lee Sun-kyun and Ryu Seung-ryong and is going strong with an accumulated admissions total of 1,819,491. Marvel's "The Avengers" is still up there at three but its steam is sharply running out. That's nothing surprising considering this record-breaking action film already sits as the high grossing film released in Korea for 2012 with 6,740,893. That's about 1.6 million admissions more than its closest rival "Nameless Gangster". "The Taste of Money" is down one place as the MIB trilogy makes its play, pulling in 193,099, which is half compared to what it earned last weekend.

The Korean film "As One" stumbles down a place to settle at fifth, the weekend numbers now put Hyeon-seong's latest on 1,775,537 admissions. Yet another "Snow White" film is coming out of Hollywood. Rupert Sander's "Snow White and the Huntsman" offers a darker and tweaked version of the fair tale classic that might be geared more to older audiences. It had an admissions count of 71,732 and was followed by the Japanese animation "Inazuma Eleven Go The Movie", which attracted just 40,347 in its opening weekend in Korea.

"Machine Gun Preacher" is at eight and stars Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon. The film's premise is a topical one as a former drug dealer Sam Childers fights to help Sudanese children who have been forced into becoming soldiers. The other "Snow White" film "Mirror, Mirror" is at nine, adding just 10,443 to its total of 574,969, and Jeong Ji-woo's "A Muse" remains at the number ten with 5,471.


Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Week-end 2012.05.25 - 2012.05.27 (


# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Men in Black III"   1 063 774 1 209 422
2 "Everything about my Wife" (내 아내의 모든 것) 2012/05/17 610 621 1 819 118
3 "Marvel's The Avengers"   260 363 6 740 893
4 "The Taste of Money" (돈의 맛) 2012/05/17 193 099 951 322
5 "As One" (코리아) 2012/05/03 86 241 1 775 437
6 "Snow White and the Huntsman"   71 732 71 732
7 "Inazuma Eleven Go The Movie" (劇場版イナズマイレブンGO 究極の絆 グリフォン)   40 347 41 622
8 "Machine Gun Preacher"   10 756 17 832
9 "Mirror Mirror"   10 443 574 969
10 "A Muse" (은교) 2012/04/25 5 471 1 337 784
Korean movies only  
  "Architecture 101" (건축학개론) 2012/03/22 5 187 4 094 892
  "The Emperor's Concubine" (후궁: 제왕의 첩) 2012/06/06 2 299 7 104
  "Granny is in 1st Grade" (할머니는 일학년) 2012/05/17 1 851 2 600
  "Runway Cop" (차형사) 2012/05/30 1 395 5 135
  "Hand in Hand" (해로 - 偕老) 2012/03/22 1 114 4 578
  "Hello!" (안녕,하세요!) 2012/05/24 836 2 271
  "Don't Click" (미확인 동영상 : 절대클릭금지 ) 2012/05/30 700 1 681
  "Talking Architect" (말하는 건축가) 2012/03/08 463 36 282
  "Kids From Heaven" (천국의 아이들) 2012/05/24 365 423
  "Planet of Snail" (달팽이의 별) 2012/03/22 357 18 885


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