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[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.01.18 ~ 2013.01.20

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HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review 

(2013.01.18 ~ 2013.01.20)

The Korean comedy "Man on the Edge" by Jo Jun-kyoo managed to retain its number one status for the second weekend running. The film logged nearly 900,000 admissions this past weekend and was the clear favourite among moviegoers. "Man on the Edge" stars Park Shin-yang as a gangster who also lives a double life as a shaman; Kim Jung-tae, Uhm Ji-won and Jeong Hey-yeong accompany him on screen as this unique blend of comedy continues to thrills fans. The film now moves onto more than 2.5 million admissions since its release on the ninth.

"Jack Reacher" is Tom Cruises' new film that has him as a homicide investigator set to naturalise a rogue, military trained, sniper. "Jack Reacher" entered the charts this past weekend and slotted itself into second with 389,020 tickets sold. At number three is the animation film "Hotel Transylvania" which snatched 11.5% of the ticket sales. That put this Sony Pictures Animation film on 335,718 admissions over its allotted 489 screens. Next, "The Impossible" is a Spanish disaster film staring Naomi Watts (nominated by the Oscars for Best Actress) and Ewan McGregor. It follows one family's tragic experiences of the 2004 tsunami that rocked the Indian Ocean.

The French phenomena "Les Misérables" fell two places to arrive at number five, which moves this heart-felt epic to over 5 million admissions since its release in Korea on the 19th of December. Last week's number two "The Tower" plummeted to sixth with just 9.7% of the sales going its way, followed Yarn Martel's popular adaptation "Life of Pie" with 169,051. "Life of Pie" has only so far managed 1,316,699 admissions in Korea. Apparently, in 2010 U.S. president Barack Obama wrote to author saying the book was "an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling".

Mark A.Z. Dippe and Park Tae-dong's "The Reef 2: High Tide" was last weekend's number six but now finds itself two places lighter with just 51,573. At nine is the fantasy epic "Cloud Atlas" with 48,035, followed by Jeong Gi-hoon's romantic drama "Love 911" with 16,335. "Love 911" was release late last year and since then it has earned 2,414,205 admissions.

 

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Weekend 2013.01.18 - 2013.01.20 (www.kobis.or.kr)

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Man on the Edge" (박수건달) 2013/01/09 876 587 2 501 124
2 "Jack Reacher"   389 020 465 298
3 "Hotel Transylvania"   335 718 393 598
4 "The Impossible"   277 538 339 739
5 "Les Misérables"   271 901 5 317 167
6 "The Tower" (타워) 2012/12/25 258 939 4 941 356
7 "Life of Pi"   169 051 1 316 699
8 "The Reef 2: High Tide" (파이스토리 : 악당상어 소탕작전) 2013/01/10 51 573 248 279
9 "Cloud Atlas"   48 035 426 484
10 "Love 911" (반창꼬) 2012/12/19 16 335 2 469 067
Korean movies only  
  "My Little Hero" (마이 리틀 히어로) 2013/01/09 13 551 177 481
  "Miracle in Cell No.7" (7번방의 선물) 2013/01/23 5 443 8 695
  "Whatcha Wearin'?" (나의 P.S 파트너) 2012/12/06 348 1 831 577
  "Pororo, The Racing Adventure" (뽀로로의 슈퍼 썰매 대모험) 2013/01/24 160 2 424
  "I'll Follow My Husband (서방님 따라서, 1971)"   134 329
  "26 Years" (26년) 2012/11/29 125 2 953 092
  "B.E.D" (베드) 2013/01/17 124 274
  "Village of Haze (안개마을, 1982)"   112 112
  "Marrying the Mafia 5 - Return of the Family" (가문의 영광5 - 가문의 귀환) 2012/12/19 106 1 159 964
  "White Night - 2012" (백야) 2012/11/15 98 5 073

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