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Stranger Than Fiction: Politics & History Inspire Cinema
The Korean box office has had a rocky ride through the first two trimesters of 2017, but this period was not without its success stories. Though controversies and an uneven slate of films presented some obstacles, Korean history remained a strong driver for pr...
- Writer : by Pierce Conran
- Date : Oct 12, 2017
- View : 1913
A MIDSUMMER’S FANTASIA Tops Diversity Box Office
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 $30,0...
- Writer : by Sonia KIL
- Date : Jun 17, 2015
- View : 4456
Review of the First Quarter of 2015 Box Office
1. Another Film Draws Over 10 Million ViewersJK YOUN’s Ode to My Father, released on December 17th last year, surpassed ten million viewers in 28 days on January 13. The film was the 11th Korean film to cross the milestone and the 14th including foreign films....
- Writer : by KIM Hyung-seok (Film Critic)
- Date : May 07, 2015
- View : 5139
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Stands Atop Amongst Weak Domestic Films
According to the Korean Film Council’s Integrated Ticket Sales Network on March 2nd, Kingsman: The Secret Service (henceforth Kingsman) hit 3,375,572 in ticket sales and took the top spot at the weekend box office. Unlike the smooth run Kingsman is enjoying, o...
- Writer : by LEE Yu-jin
- Date : Mar 03, 2015
- View : 3399
Trends and Review of 2014 Box Office
The year 2014 saw four films reach the ten million admission milestones in Korea. Among them, Roaring Currents ran fastest to the milestone, becoming Korea’s new all-time top-grossing film. Some foreign films enjoyed strong popularity in Korea although they fa...
- Writer : by KIM Hyung-seok
- Date : Jan 29, 2015
- View : 5628
MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER Crosses Four Million Viewer Mark
Diversity Documentary Film Set Records at Box Office My Love, Don’t Cross that River hit four million admissions while going into the New Year. According to the Korean Film Council’s (KOFIC) Integrated Ticket Sales Network, there were 816,612 tickets were sol...
- Writer : by YOON Ina
- Date : Jan 05, 2015
- View : 1744
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKING JAY – PART 1 Best Opening Score Among Series
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 set the highest opening score among its series. According to the Korean Film Council’s integrated ticket sales network, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 accrued 387,005 tickets over the weekend and 92,773 on the ope...
- Writer : by LEE Ji-hye
- Date : Nov 24, 2014
- View : 930
The Maze Runner and Begin Again Run Two-Way Race for Second Week
The Maze Runner and Begin Again ranked first and second at the Korean box office for the second consecutive week. According to the integrated ticket sales network of the Korean Film Council, The Maze Runner ran the box-office race as the front runner by drawin...
- Writer : by LEE Ji-hye
- Date : Sep 29, 2014
- View : 4601
Box Office: January 2-15, 2014
The Attorney, starring SONG Kang-ho of Snowpiercer and The Face Reader, is counting down the days to become the first movie of 2014 to exceed ten million viewers. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC, Chairman: KIM Eui-suk), the film overpowered its com...
- Writer : by TAE Sang-joon
- Date : Jan 20, 2014
- View : 9997