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KOFIC report on Oct 2015 Korean Film Industry

Nov 24, 2015
  • Writerby HA Jung-min
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Overall Audience Increased While Korean Film Viewers Decreased Compared to Last Year

Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has announced the October monthly report on Korean film industry. According to this report, the overall number of viewers in October was 14.93 million, total ticket sales being USD 101 million. Compared to the same period last year, the number of audience and total sales increased by 2.34 million and USD 18.5 million respectively.
However, the audience for Korean films has decreased. The number of viewers and total ticket sales in October this year were 6.4 million and USD 42.2 million, that are 0.33 million and USD 2 million less than 6.73 million and USD 44.2 million in October last year. Therefore the domestic film share also has decreased to 42.9% from last year’s 53.8%. 
In the overall October box office chart, The Martian is at the first place with 4.36 million viewers, Intern at the second and The Throne at the third place with 2.52 million and 1.27 million admissions respectively. The next runner ups were The Phone, THE ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVE, The Advocate : A Missing Body and The Exclusive : Beat the Devil’s Tattoo.
According to the accumulated stats from January through October 2015, Veteran is at the first place (13.39 million admissions). Assassination (12.7 million), The Avengers: Age of Ultron (10.49 million), Ode to My Father (8.91 million) and The Throne (6.24 million) were the top five pictures. 
In the diversity section, Mune reached the top in October with 130,000 viewers. Danny Collins is at the second place with 46,000 and Right Now, Wrong Then is at the third with 40,000 admissions.
The best performing distributor is 20th Century Fox Korea of Kingsman: The Secret Service and The Martian with 31.8% of share, Warner Bros. Korea ranked at the second place with Mad Max: Fury Road and Intern. CJ E&M of Veteran and THE ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVE reached the third place while Showbox Inc. of Assassination and The Throne arrived at the 4th place.
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