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Summer Blockbusters Drive 70 pct Growth in S. Korean Admissions in July

Summer Blockbusters Drive 70 pct Growth in S. Korean Admissions in July

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Homegrown summer blockbusters like the zombie apocalypse film “Peninsula” helped South Korean movies see their combined admissions jump nearly 70 percent in July from a month earlier, data showed Thursday. The number of moviegoers who watched South Korean films reached 4.69 million last month, up 68.4 percent from 2.78 [...]

S. Korean Zombie Blockbuster ‘Peninsula’ Tops Canadian Box Office

S. Korean Zombie Blockbuster ‘Peninsula’ Tops Canadian Box Office

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean zombie blockbuster “Peninsula” topped the Canadian box office over the weekend, the film’s distributor here said Tuesday. Released in 48 theaters across Canada last Friday, the sequel to the 2016 sensation “Train to Busan” earned US$120,000 in its first week, according to NEW. Its North American distributing [...]

S. Korean Box Office Roused with ‘Peninsula’ Boon over Weekend

S. Korean Box Office Roused with ‘Peninsula’ Boon over Weekend

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Peninsula,” director Yeon Sang-ho’s new zombie apocalypse blockbuster, provided a much-needed boost to the South Korean box office over the weekend, attracting nearly 1 million viewers to cinemas hampered by the new coronavirus during the first half of 2020. According to data by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), “Peninsula” [...]

‘#Alive’ Posts Highest Weekend Box Office in 5 Months amid Pandemic

‘#Alive’ Posts Highest Weekend Box Office in 5 Months amid Pandemic

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The new zombie thriller “#Alive” posted the highest weekend box office total in five months since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, data showed Monday. According to the data by the Korean Film Council, “#Alive” attracted 702,000 moviegoers over the Friday-Sunday period, far outnumbering runner-up “Innocence” with 98,000 [...]