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‘Exhuma’ Debuts atop Box Office with Nearly 2 Mln Admissions

‘Exhuma’ Debuts atop Box Office with Nearly 2 Mln Admissions

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The mystery thriller “Exhuma” drew nearly 2 million moviegoers over the weekend, topping the local box-office chart in the first week of its release, data showed Monday. Jang Jae-hyun’s occult film attracted 1.96 million moviegoers from Friday to Sunday, according to the data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). [...]

’12.12: The Day’ Defies November Box Office Lull to Surpass 5 Million Viewers

’12.12: The Day’ Defies November Box Office Lull to Surpass 5 Million Viewers

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – In an unexpected turn of events, director Kim Sung-su’s film ’12.12: The Day,’ centered around the December 12, 1979 military coup in South Korea, is on the verge of surpassing the 5 million cumulative viewers mark. Released in the traditionally slow month of November and diverging from recent audience trends [...]

’12.12: The Day’ Dominates Box Office, Soon to Surpass 2 Mln in Attendance

’12.12: The Day’ Dominates Box Office, Soon to Surpass 2 Mln in Attendance

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean historical film about a military coup in 1979 is rapidly gaining popularity, data showed Monday, revitalizing the local film industry that has been sluggish for some time. According to computerized data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), “12.12: The Day” topped the weekend box-office chart, drawing 1.49 [...]

Film Industry Denies Allegations amid Box Office Rigging Probe

Film Industry Denies Allegations amid Box Office Rigging Probe

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Police have accused film distributors of manipulating ticket sales and obstructing official duties, while the movie industry is deeming the allegations excessive. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Wednesday announced the result after investigating three major movie theater chains CGV, Lotte Cinema and Megabox, 98 film distributors and 462 [...]

‘Elemental’ Becomes 1st Animated Film to Top 6 mln Admissions Since ‘Frozen 2′

‘Elemental’ Becomes 1st Animated Film to Top 6 mln Admissions Since ‘Frozen 2′

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Pixar Animation Studios’ “Elemental” surpassed 6 million admissions Thursday, becoming the first animated film to achieve this milestone in South Korea since “Frozen 2″ in 2019, its local distributor, Walt Disney Company Korea, said. On Sunday, it set a new record as the most-viewed foreign film released in the [...]

‘Elemental’ Becomes Most-viewed Pixar Movie in S. Korea

‘Elemental’ Becomes Most-viewed Pixar Movie in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Pixar Animation Studios’ “Elemental” has drawn over 5 million moviegoers in the local box office, becoming the most-viewed Pixar film ever released in South Korea. “Elemental,” the Disney-owned animation studio’s latest film, had garnered a cumulative audience of 5.03 million as of Monday, the 40th day of its release, [...]

Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Enjoys Popularity in S. Korea Despite Struggles in the U.S.

Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Enjoys Popularity in S. Korea Despite Struggles in the U.S.

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Pixar’s new animated film, “Elemental,” is beloved in South Korea despite disappointing box office scores in North America. The animated film has attracted 2.32 million moviegoers in South Korea as of Monday, the 20th day after its release, generating revenue of some 23 billion won (US$17.6 million). In other [...]