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‘Exhuma’ Tops 3 Mln Admissions in 1 Week since Release

‘Exhuma’ Tops 3 Mln Admissions in 1 Week since Release

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Director Jang Jae-hyun’s occult flick “Exhuma” continues its strong box-office performance, surpassing 3 million cumulative viewers in just one week since its release. According to the distributor Showbox on Wednesday, the supernatural thriller logged over 3.09 million cumulative viewers earlier in the day. It became the most-viewed film released [...]

S. Korea Urges Caution in Golden Triangle Region amid Increasing Crimes

S. Korea Urges Caution in Golden Triangle Region amid Increasing Crimes

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry on Wednesday urged caution against increasing cases of employment fraud in the “Golden Triangle” region straddling Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The ministry urged South Koreans to take extra caution in the area as cases involving luring people with the promise of high profits, then kidnapping and [...]

Seventeen’s ‘FML,’ Most-sold Album of 2023

Seventeen’s ‘FML,’ Most-sold Album of 2023

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean boy group Seventeen’s 10th EP “FML” was last year’s most-sold album in the world, according to a London-based global recording industry association. “FML” topped the Global Album Chart 2023 announced by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on Tuesday (British time). It surpassed other strong [...]

Seoul to Launch Balloon Ride, Allowing Passengers to View Scenery at 150 m Altitude

Seoul to Launch Balloon Ride, Allowing Passengers to View Scenery at 150 m Altitude

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government plans to launch a helium balloon ride in the city’s western Yeouido district in June, allowing passengers to view the capital’s scenery at a 150-meter altitude, officials said Wednesday. Seoul plans to begin operating the tethered balloon rides at Yeouido Park by the end of [...]

Hyundai Launches ‘Colorful Life’ Campaign to Promote Biodiversity Conservation

Hyundai Launches ‘Colorful Life’ Campaign to Promote Biodiversity Conservation

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor has announced the launch of its ‘Colorful Life’ campaign, a four-day initiative aimed at raising awareness about biodiversity conservation. The campaign, which is being conducted in partnership with the Korea Green Foundation, will take place from February 26 to 29.  Designed to deepen the understanding of biodiversity among [...]

Opening Ceremony for Korea-Italy Photo Exhibition Held in Seoul

Opening Ceremony for Korea-Italy Photo Exhibition Held in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The opening ceremony of a photo exhibition commemorating the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Italy was held in Seoul on Monday. The special exhibition featuring about 70 photos and video materials showing the development of Korean-Italian relations will take place on the third floor of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in central Seoul from Tuesday to March [...]

Hybe Emerges as the First K-pop Agency to Surpass 2 Trillion Won in Annual Sales

Hybe Emerges as the First K-pop Agency to Surpass 2 Trillion Won in Annual Sales

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Hybe said Monday its annual sales surpassed 2 trillion won (US$1.5 billion) in 2023, making it the first K-pop agency ever to reach the milestone. This achievement comes despite the absence of BTS’ group projects due to members’ mandatory military service. The company attributed the achievement to robust album and concert sales by its major artists, including Seventeen, Tomorrow X Together, NewJeans, Enhypen and BTS members as soloists. According to a regulatory filing, the firm [...]