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Word of Mouth Speaks Volumes in Moviegoers’ Choice of Films

Word of Mouth Speaks Volumes in Moviegoers’ Choice of Films

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean moviegoers obtain an average of 3.7 pieces of information, including online reviews, before they decide whether to see a film, as films increasingly build their reputations through word of mouth, according to a survey released Thursday by the country’s largest cinema chain, CJ CGV. The cinema chain [...]

Number of Moviegoers Expected to Top 200 Mln for Fourth Year

Number of Moviegoers Expected to Top 200 Mln for Fourth Year

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of admissions to local theaters this year is expected to surpass 200 million for the fourth straight year, a market tracker said Monday. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), both domestic and foreign films have attracted more than 199.31 million viewers this year as of Monday [...]

New Type of Korean Wave Rises in Indonesia

New Type of Korean Wave Rises in Indonesia

JAKARTA, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – There’s a new hallyu (Korean wave) trend surging in Indonesia.  Locals are using Korean elements to produce their own versions of cultural content. It’s a new step forward from the existing hallyu phenomenon in which the public consumes pure content exported from Korea. According to the Korean Cultural Center in [...]