Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.03.04~2011.03.06)

The foreign film “Black Swan” dislodges “Children…” at the top this week. Natalie Portman stars in this dark mystery thriller that is causing a stir in Korea at the moment.  Darren Aronofsky directs this week’s number one and is appreciating the films international success thus far.

“The Adjustment Bureau” (written and directed by George Nolfi) is roughly based on the short story “Adjustment Team” by Phillip K. Dick. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this romantic fantasy thrill ride around New York City. The Animation film “Rango” slides into third with 174,434 tickets sold in its first week. The film stars Johnny Depp as our unlikely hero. A chameleon finds himself stranded in the Nevada desert and stumbles across a lawless community in need of a hero. The big surprise this week is “Late Blossom”. Last weeks number ten has kept its viewership steady as it ascends to number four with 625,126 total admissions thus far.

Last weeks number one has slipped to fifth this week. “Children...” had a good run on top but has been seriously dislodge. The film has had 1,755,952 admissions so far and is sure to grab a few more before it’s all said and done. To find out if its worth the watch, go to Hancinema’s blog section and read the review. “I Am Number Four” sees its ticket sales sliced in half as it drops to sixth and biggest Korean hit of the year “Detective K” is at number seven with a total of 4,698,544 seats being sold.

Disney’s “Tangled” is finding it hard to remain the top animation film in Korea at the moment, with only 34,536 moviegoers favouring that one. A big film to watch out for is “Come Rain Come Shine”. It is directed by Lee Yoon-ki and stars the popular Hyeon Bin and Im Soo-jeong in Korea’s latest melodrama sensation. The film was featured at the Berlin Film Festival and is expected to climb up the charts next week. Pulling up the rear in Unknown with a mere 28,173 admissions.

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