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Pixar’s Animated Film ‘Soul’ Brings Moviegoers Back to Theaters

Pixar’s Animated Film ‘Soul’ Brings Moviegoers Back to Theaters

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Pixar’s latest animated film “Soul” has been jazzing up South Korean movie theaters, which have been nearly empty for months due to the resurgence of the novel coronavirus, data showed Monday. Released last Wednesday, “Soul” attracted 303,000 people over the Friday-Sunday period, raising its total admissions to 400,000, according [...]

Number of Daily Moviegoers Hits New Record Low amid Movie Drought from Pandemic

Number of Daily Moviegoers Hits New Record Low amid Movie Drought from Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of daily moviegoers plunged to a fresh record low this week, as new releases have been affected by the latest coronavirus resurgence in winter, data showed Friday. According to the data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), 14,000-16,000 people went to theaters daily this week, down from [...]

Number of Weekday Moviegoers Falls amid Worsening Pandemic

Number of Weekday Moviegoers Falls amid Worsening Pandemic

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of weekday moviegoers in South Korea dropped this week under the heightened antivirus curbs during the third wave of the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Friday. The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) said 83,050 and 60,891 visited theaters on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, down from 91,175 and 86,091 [...]

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 [...]