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  • THE BERLIN FILES Exceeds USD 600,000 in 1 Month in North America
  • by KIM Hyun-min  /  Mar 20, 2013
  • “North American Audiences Interested in Korean Films”
    RYOO Seung-wan’s The Berlin File, released on February 15th in North America, has been demonstrating Korean cinema's power with a successful run. After selling as much as USD 249,000 in its first week, The Berlin File has made USD 607,800 through to March 17th. This is a better record than what Masquerade made last September (USD 226,000 in the 1st week). The Berlin File, when released at seven theaters in Toronto, New York, New Orleans, Chicago and Los Angeles, even beat A Good Day to Die Hard's per theater average, which was released in the same week and was ranked 1st at the box office.
    “It is very encouraging that a Korean spy action blockbuster can compete with Hollywood films in the States”, said a representative of CJ E&M, “Considering that the number of non-Korean audiences has greatly increased compared with other Korean films, we can clearly see that North American audiences are interested in Korean films more and more.”
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