Sb Mid Year Review 2017 Debuts

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SB Mid-Year Review, 2017: Debuts
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SB Mid-Year Review, 2017: Debuts

Each year, more and more rookie groups and artists join the Korean music scene. With so many new faces in the first half of 2017, our panel found it tough to pick their favourites for the Mid-Year Review of 2017s debuts. Even with the exclusion of sub-unit and solo debuts of already-active idols, there was quite the array artists to choose from, including debuting rappers, big company girl groups, and smaller agency debuts that managed to capture our attention. Check out Camiele, Janine and Los discussion of the first half of the years new faces, and dont forget to leave your top picks in the comment section!

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.14 - 2017.04.16
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.14 - 2017.04.16

"The Fate of the Furious" overtakes "Beauty and the Beast" for pole position...

Bill Condon's "Beauty and the Beast" was unable to secure a fifth-straight run at the top because of the arrival of a high-octane action film from director F. Gary Gray. "The Fate of the Furious" (also known as Fast Furious 8), the eighth film in the franchise, arrived last Wednesday and scooped up the lion's share of the stubs (63.82%); from 1,467 screens around the country, "The Fate of the Furious" claimed 1.05 million admissions ($10.5 million). The film, which cost $250 million to produce, boasts an ensemble cast including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, and others. Worldwide, the 'F8' has already grossed over half a billion dollars.

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.21 - 2017.04.23
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.21 - 2017.04.23

"The Fate of the Furious" retains pole position...

The eighth instalment in the "Fast and the Furious" series of action films, "The Fate of the Furious", claimed pole position during its second weekend out, moving its bottom line to over $18.9 million (2.5 million admissions). From 1,282 screens (down from 1,468), F. Gary Gray's high-octane action outing captured 57.29% of the sales (678,179 admissions; worldwide, "F8" has now grossed more than $772.4 million.

"Daddy You, Daughter Me" (starring Yoon Je-moon and Jung So-min), Kim Hyeong-hyeop's debut, was released at the same time as this week's number one and remained unmoved in second with 159,705 admissions (12.79%). Kim's comedy has so far banked $3.76 million (540,701 admissions).

[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).