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Ko - production in Busan
  • Box office pull of 2 hits
  • by KIM Hyun-min /  Sep 25, 2012
  • Masquerade 3.2 million and Pieta surpasses the 500 thousand mark
    Masquerade which drew 2 million only 8 days after release has gone over 3,227,957 in admissions 11 days after opening. This is the fastest show of popularity out of all of September releases. Its success is comparable to Silenced which drew 3 million in the same period last year and Tazza: The High Rollers which brought in 6.84 million.
    In the case of Silenced, the number takes in admissions that occurred on the Nation Foundation Day Holiday on the 3rd of October, but Masquerade has not had the holiday-effect yet so the significance of its success is all the more great.
    The speed of the popularity momentum of Masquerade surpasses War of the Arrows, the biggest hit of last year by a day but War of the Arrows opened in the peak period of summer whereas Masquerad’s opening date was during the non-peak season of fall which makes the latter’s success unusual.
    Meanwhile KIM Ki-duk’s Pieta was screened on 29 screens across the country with 22,628 going to see it on the 23rd of September. The overall audience number so far is 505,750, ranking 6th on the box office chart. This is 18 after its release and 15 days after its win at Venice of the Golden Lion Award.
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