Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.02.25~2011.02.27)
Korean ticket sales dipped a tad this week, but Lee Kyoo-man’s “Children…” still managed to draw in 335,846 people to hold the number one. The story of five boys who mysteriously disappeared in 1991 is back in publics mind. But unlike the 1992 film “Come Back Frog Boys”, this one centres on a reporter and professor seeking to advance their careers. Be sure to catch Hancinema’s full review of the film later this week.
There are two new films at two and three this week. Natalie Portman stars in “Black Swan”, a mystery thriller from director Darren Aronofsky. It’s the story of a ballet dancer who has the lead in “Swan Lake” but slowly loses her mind to reveal a darker side. D.J. Caruso’s sci-fi thriller “I Am Number Four” is at number three with 252,473 admissions. And finally “Detective-K” as seemed to have peaked with a total of 4,470,939 moviegoers, it sits at number four.
Disney’s “Tangled” drops one spot to number five, but is still holding its place in the charts. “Tangled” had done relatively well, with only a relatively small drop of 55,347 admissions from last week. Not bad considering “Detective-K” saw its viewership drop by 128, 555. At number six is the co-production “Late Autumn”, a film that I thought would be doing a lot better than is has so far. Tae-Yong Kim’s film has had a considerable drop in admissions, with a difference of some 243, 842. The number seven spot is all action with Jason Statham in “The Mechanic”. A skilled hit man takes on an apprentice with connections to an old hit; this will surely appease action junkies who have been starved of a decent action flick recently.
Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Unknown” has had its ticket sales almost chopped in half at number eight. The animation film “Alpha and Omega” fills up the number nine slot. This 3D film tells the story of two wolves finding love in a foreign land while trying to make their way home. “Late Blossom” is number ten with just 89,329 tickets sold this week.