|Box Office - admissions (www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr)|
In retrospect, the best predictor for the current trend in successful South Korean movies was "Intimate Strangers" from last October. That adaptation of an Italian film had a strong cast, but little obvious frills. The story takes place during a dinner party and the tone is generally comedic with moments of drama thrown in. The movie needed 1.8 million admissions to break even, but ended up leaving the box office with over 5.2 million admissions...More
On September 23rd the Korean Film Council released figures for the weekend box office. "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos" was once again on top of the charts with a total of over 3.9 million credited admissions...More
With "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos" CJ continues to show a surprisingly strong hold on the South Korean domestic box office. In addition to having the only two domestic ten million viewer hits of the year with "Extreme Job" and "Parasite", they also won the big summer blockbuster competition with "Exit - Movie" and have now with "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos" also won Korean Thanksgiving weekend...More
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