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S. Korean Drama, Film Productions Receive Mixed Q2 Results amid COVID-19 Pandemic

S. Korean Drama, Film Productions Receive Mixed Q2 Results amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major entertainment firms have posted mixed earnings reports for the second quarter, as the novel coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on each sector. Studio Dragon, a drama production company owned by entertainment giant CJ ENM, seems to be the biggest winner for the April-June period, [...]

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 [...]

Black-and-white Version of ‘Parasite’ to Hit S. Korean Theaters Next Month

Black-and-white Version of ‘Parasite’ to Hit S. Korean Theaters Next Month

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A black-and-white version of Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” will be presented in South Korea next month, the film’s production house said Wednesday. The new version will premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which begins Wednesday (local time), and hits South Korean screens in late February, according to [...]

‘Parasite’ Wins Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes

‘Parasite’ Wins Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy “Parasite” was named best foreign language film at the U.S. Golden Globe Awards on Monday (Korean time). In a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, “Parasite” won the honor, outclassing “The Farewell” by Lulu Wang, “Pain and Glory” by Pedro Almodovar, [...]

‘Parasite’ Biggest Commercial Success Among Foreign Films in North America This Year

‘Parasite’ Biggest Commercial Success Among Foreign Films in North America This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cannes-winning Korean film “Parasite” has garnered more than US$11 million in revenue in North America, becoming the most commercially successful foreign language title of this year so far, industry data showed Monday. The film’s revenue from the one-month period since its North American release on Oct. 11 till [...]