Hancinemas Box Office Review 2017 07 28 2017 07 30

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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.28 - 2017.04.30
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.28 - 2017.04.30

"The Mayor" and "The King's Case Note" arrive and thrive ahead of the holidays...

Seven new films (five of which were local) entered the fray this past week as the country heads towards one of its most competitive times of the year. A string of national holidays-which includes Buddha's Birthday, Children's Day, and the upcoming presidential elections-will draw the crowds as many zero in on their nearest big screen to catch some of the season's cinematic hopefuls.

It was a close race between Park In-je's "The Mayor" and Moon Hyeon-seong's "The King's Case Note", but Park's sophomore feature (after "Moby Dick") came out on top with 32.34% of the sales. "The Mayor", stars Choi Min-sik as the Mayor of Seoul who's running for a third term when things take a toxic political turn for the worst on the campaign trail. From 1,150 screens, Park's timely drama claimed 592,815 admissions to secure the top spot.

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.05.05 - 2017.05.07
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.05.05 - 2017.05.07

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" narrowly outplays "The Sheriff In Town" and "The Boss Baby" for the top spot...

The second volume of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise arrived in Korea last Wednesday and rose to the top of the chart with 883,846 admissions (28.98%). Back in 2014, the first film grossed $773.3 million worldwide, and the sequel is expected to cross the billion dollar mark; currently, having been produced for $200 million, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (starring Chris Pratt) has already grossed over $427 million. In Korea, the film was allocated 1,218 screens around the country for its first weekend and is fast approaching 2 million admissions (currently 1.7 million, or $13.1 million).

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.05.12 - 2017.05.14
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.05.12 - 2017.05.14

Ridley Scott's new "Alien" bursts into first...

Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demin Bichir, "Alien: Covenant"-Ridley Scott's sequel to the 2012 sci-fi horror "Prometheus"-arrived in Korea on Tuesday to 832 screens around the country. The film, the sixth in the "Alien" series, claimed 520,635 admissions (25.79%) during its first weekend out to secure the top spot, outplaying last weekend's top two films, "The Sheriff In Town" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2".

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.05.19 - 2017.05.21
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.05.19 - 2017.05.21

"Get Out", "The Merciless" and "King Arthur" take the podium...

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" (starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Lil Rel Howery) arrived last Wednesday to 945 screens around the country. The American horror, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, claimed pole position with 802,981 admissions (39.01%), dislodging last weekend's top film, "Alien: Covenant". The critically acclaimed "Get Out" is also the American actor and comedian's directorial debut.

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.06.09 - 2017.06.11
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.06.09 - 2017.06.11

"Wonder Woman" steps aside for "The Mummy" and "The Villainess"...

DC's cinematic reimagining of "Wonder Woman" (starring Gal Gadot) failed to secure a second week at the top of the Korean box office. The film entered in first last weekend with 831,226 thousand admissions (36.5%), but was outplayed by two new releases, foreign and domestic: Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" and Jeong Byeong-gil's "The Villainess". "Wonder Woman" added 240,552 (10.64%) across 611 screens (down from 1,034) and moved its total tally now to 1.8 million, or $12.2 million. Worldwide, Warner Bros. Pictures' superhero film has grossed over $435.2 million.