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A MIDSUMMER’S FANTASIA Tops Diversity Box Office

Jun 17, 2015
  • Writer by Sonia KIL
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JANG Kun-jae Film Topples My Fair Wedding and Alive
Indie filmmaker JANG Kun-jae’s A Midsummer's Fantasia hit the top note in the diversity box office.
According to KOFIC’s box office tracking service KOBIS, A Midsummer’s Fantasia amassed $30,015 from 3,952 admissions between Friday and Sunday. Since 11 June, the independent film managed $44,760 from 6,001 admissions.
The Japan-Korea co-production is in two parts whereby the first tells the story of the filmmaker’s encounters with interesting people in Gojo, a small rural town in Japan, while the second unravels a fictional tale inspired by the accounts in the first one.
Selling 935 tickets on 15 June alone, the film jumped up to tenth place in the Korean box office (as of 16 June), where it opened in eleventh last Thursday.
My Fair Wedding, a local documentary about Korea’s first gay wedding ceremony, slipped down from top of the diversity chart to second spot, earning $2,746 from 390 over the three days. It extended the total to $28,800 after two weekends. Third place was taken by Park Jung-bum’s festival favorite labor drama Alive.

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