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"The Host" Exceeds 1 Mil. in US Earnings

2007/03/28 | 193 views | Permalink | Source

The film "The Host" has earned one million US dollars at the US box office in the three weeks after its release there, its producer Chungeorahm said Tuesday.

Having been released in 71 theaters on March 7, the film raked in 320,000 dollars for the first week, and the earnings reached 690,000 in the second week and one million in the third week, when the number of theaters also rose to 94.

The producer said that the film reached the million dollar mark in the shortest time among all Korean films released in the U.S. Citing the film's US distributor Magnolia Pictures as saying that it plans to show the film for the long-term, the Korean producer expressed its confidence in the film's success there.

Korean movies released in the US include "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring", "Taegukgi - Brotherhood of War" and "Old Boy". Among them, "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring" set a record high in box office earnings with 2.3 million dollars during its seven-month run.

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