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  1. The gangster, the cop and the devil drops next week. Could topple endgame from top spot Endgame is a dead cert to beat avatar though which is pretty incredible.
  2. Avengers: Endgame becomes the 2nd most attended foreign release in SK box office. Top 20 most attended foreign releases (2002~) 01. 13,624,328 Avatar (2009) 02 11,591,845 Avengers: Endgame (2019) 03, 11,211,880 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 04, 10,494,499 Avengers: Age of Ulton (2015) 05. 10,296,101 Frozen (2014) 06. 10,275,484 Interstellar (2014) 07. 9,946,141 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) 08. 9,001,309 Iron Man 3 (2013) 09. 8,677,249 Captain America: Civil War (2016) 10. 7,784,807 Transformers: The dark of the moon (2011) 11. 7,575,899 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) 12. 7,505,700 Transformers: Revenge of the fallen (2009) 13. 7,440,531 Transformers (2007) 14. 7,258,678 Spiderman: Homecoming (2017) 15. 7,074,867 The Avengers (2012) 16. 6,584,915 Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) 17. 6,396,528 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 18. 6,129,681 Kingsman: Secret Agent (2015) 19. 6,126,488 Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) 20. 5,960,000 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
  3. Tentpoles are generally between 10B ~ 20B KRW, which with today's ER would be around $8.5m ~$17m. Occasionally you get one that goes way over the average but as you can see from the list below, bigger production budget does not guarantee a box office hit. Historic production cost rankings 01. 43.7B KRW Snowpiercer (2014) 02. 40.0B KRW Along with the gods 1&2 03. 33.0B KRW Battleship Island (2017) 04. 30.0B KRW D-War (2007) 05. 28.0B KRW My Way (2011) 06. 22.0B KRW Mr. Go (2013) 07. 20.0B KRW Typhoon (2005) 08. 19.0B KRW Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War (2004) 09. 19.0B KRW Roaring Currents (2014) 10. 18.0B KRW Assasination (2015) These were media reported sums, although I could have missed one or two. Along with the gods 2 only added a little budget to the first shoot so they were reported together. Dollar sums are pretty hard to figure out unfortunately due to fluctating ER.
  4. Top 20 highest grossing films (USD: Official Record) 01. $131.56M / ₩135.75B Roaring currents (2014) 02. $122.91M / ₩139.63B Extreme Job (2019) 03. $107.19M / ₩115.70B Along with the gods: The Two Worlds (2017) 04. $105.49M / ₩128.45B Avatar (2009) 05. $100.66M / ₩110.91B Ode to my Father (2014) 06. $92.84M / ₩105.71B Veteran (2015) 07. $92.51M / ₩ 99.92B Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 08. $90.77M / ₩102.67B Along with the gods: The last 49 days (2019) 09. $86.92M / ₩ 98.46B Assassination (2015) 10. $84.45M / ₩ 95.86B A Taxi Driver (2017) 11. $82.67M / ₩ 93.67B The Thieves (2012) 12. $82.10M / ₩ 95.03B Avengers: Endgame (2019) 13. $81.88M / ₩ 91.43B Miracle in cell no.7 (2013) 14. $81.83M / ₩ 88.90B Masquerade (2012) 15. $81.25M / ₩ 93.18B Train to Busan (2016) 16. $78.29M / ₩ 88.58B Avengers: age of Ultron (2015) 17. $77.80M / ₩ 82.87B The Attorney (2013) 18. $76.83M / ₩ 82.46B Frozen (2014) 19. $74.19M / ₩ 86.27B Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) 20. $74.09M / ₩ 82.29B Interstellar (2014) *Denotes Still in theaters 10 million admission films (Official Record: 2003~) 01. 17,613,682 Roaring currents (2014) 02. 16,261,018 Extreme Job (2019) 03. 14,410,754 Along with the gods: The Two Worlds (2017) 04. 14,257,115 Ode to my Father (2014) 05. 13,624,328 Avatar (2009) 06. 13,414,009 Veteran (2015) 07. 13,019,740 The Host (2006) 08. 12,983,330 The Thieves (2012) 09. 12,811,206 Miracle in Cell no.7 (2013) 10. 12,705,700 Assassination (2015) 11. 12,319,542 Masquerade (2012) 12. 12,302,831 King and the Clown (2005) 13. 12,274,996 Along with the gods: The Last 49 days (2018) 14. 12,186,684 A Taxi Driver (2017) 15. 11,746,135 Taegukgi: A Brotherhood of War (2004) 16. 11,565,479 Train to Busan (2016) 17. 11,453,338 Haeundae (2009) 18. 11,374,610 The Attorney (2013) 19. 11,211,880 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 20. 11,081,000 Silmido (2003) 21. 10,952,543 Avengers; Endgame (2019) 22. 10,494,499 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 23. 10,296,101 Frozen (2014) 24. 10,275,484 Interstellar (2014) *Denotes Still in theaters
  5. Erm well...as insightful as your point is, I guess the fact that I didn't really get any parasite movie vibes from the trailer was a bit confusing. And you can always count on Bong joon ho to cook up something weird and unexpected.
  6. Director Bong Joon-ho and actor Song Kang ho collaborate in a new film set to be released on May 30. I've watched the trailer and read the synopsis but I can't make head or tail of what it's about.
  7. Its friday was Labour day, before heading into the weekend and a lot of people took monday off the next week since tuesday was children's day leading to inflated sunday numbers.
  8. Am I the only one that think it's crazy Bohemian Rhapsody ended its run with 9,948,386 admissions? Apparently we don't know how to fudge here Anyway some more box office stats for Endgame. Biggest April Releases (2004~) 01. 11,211,880 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 02. 10,494,499 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 03. 9,186,593 Avengers: Endgame (2019)* 04. 9,001,309 Iron Man 3 (2013) 05. 8,677,249 Captain America: Civil War (2016) 06. 7,074,867 The Avengers (2012) 07. 4,498,335 Iron Man 2 (2010) 08. 4,316,003 Iron Man (2008) 09. 4,168,350 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) 10. 4,088,799 My Girlfriend is an Agent (2009) *denotes still in theaters One more film before Top 10 April releases are all Marvel films. Also, how high can Endgame go in the [biggest 2nd week (3 day) admissions] chart? RC seems untouchable here. Biggest second weekend admissions (2004~: 3-day) 01. 2,823,600 Roaring Currents (2014) 02. 2,484,110 Extreme Job (2019) 03. 2,465,002 Along with the gods: The two worlds (2017) 04. 2,347,472 Age of Ultron (2015) 05. 2,254,106 Veteran (2015) 06. 2,220,550 Face Reader (2014) 07. 2,062,914 Age of Shadows (2016) 08. 1,974,387 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 09. 1,935,045 Confidential assignment (2017) 10. 1,864,779 Iron Man 3 (2013)
  9. Also, Next monday is a public holiday (Children's day) in Korea so the Next three days should have great numbers
  10. I love the old reruns they do at the theaters. A few years ago I went to see It's a wonderful life on Christmas in a small packed theater and it was amazing to see. Definitely a tradition I would want to see continue Some random thoughts on the box office; Endgame is going to be the most uneventful 10M admission film ever in that nothing would have prevented it from crossing that milestone except maybe war or some kind of natural disaster. Even with local blockbuster summer/winter films with an allstar cast, it can sometimes go wrong when the WoM is toxic. Also, Endgame currently holds a netizen rating of 9.43/10, an audience rating of 9.52/10 and a favorability score of 95% on Korea's biggest portal site Naver. To gauge how impressive this is, not only is it the highest rated MCU film to date, it's also (surprisingly) the only Marvel film to come in above 9.0 netizen rating, the previous highest being Infinity War with a netizen rating of 8.95/10. Feel free to fact check me on that but Endgame seems to be a fitting finale to the current phase of the MCU. Finally, there's a lot of rumblings recently from the ministry of culture and people in the film industry about the negative impact of how many screens Endgame is taking and the possibility of putting a cap on the number of screens a movie can take is rearing its ugly head once again. Some politicians are even saying the cap should be at 50% of the total number. They pretty much do this every year when a popular foreign release opens and takes a large percentage of the screens/showtimes. Never mind the hypocrisy of being their being mostly silent when a local blockbuster film does the exact same thing, I don't see how regulation is the answer. I sympathize with the films that are up against such a behemoth but when the demand for a film is there, it seems like the supply should try to meet it. Films that are of real quality will survive the initial onslaught and can thrive if they receive good word of mouth, and even if they don't the VOD market in Korea has now grown to a point where they can do good business even outside of the box office.
  11. Avengers: Endgame, fastest film to cross 9 million admissions Fastest to 9 million admissions (Number of days) #Restricted to 10M admission films -10 days- Avengers: Endgame (2019) -11 days- Roaring Currents (2014) Along with the gods 2 (2018) -13 days- Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Along with the gods: The Two worlds (2017) -14 days- Train to Busan (2016) A Taxi Driver (2017) Extreme Job (2019) -17 days- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) -18 days- The Host (2006) -19 days- The Thieves (2012) Veteran (2015) -20 days- Assassination (2015) -25 days- Ode to my Father (2014) The Attorney (2013) -26 days- Haeundae (2009) -27 days- Miracle in Cell no.7 (2013) -31 days- Masquerade (2012) Interstellar (2014) Brotherhood of War (2004) -32 days- Avatar (2009) -33 days- Frozen (2014) -38 days- King and the clown (2005) -45 days- Silmido (2003)
  12. Top 20 highest grossing films (USD: Official Record) 01. $131.56M Roaring currents (2014) 02. $122.91M Extreme Job (2019) 03. $107.19M Along with the gods: The Two Worlds (2017) 04. $105.49M Avatar (2009) 05. $100.66M Ode to my Father (2014) 06. $92.84M veteran (2015) 07. $90.77M Along with the gods: The last 49 days (2019) 08. $88.51M Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 09. $86.92M Assassination (2015) 10. $84.45M A Taxi Driver (2017) 11. $82.67M The Thieves (2012) 12. $81.88M Miracle in cell no.7 (2013) 13. $81.83M Masquerade (2012) 14. $81.25M Train to Busan (2016) 15. $78.29M Avengers: age of Ultron (2015) 16. $77.80M The Attorney (2013) 17. $76.83M Frozen (2014) 18. $74.19M Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) 19. $74.09M Interstellar (2014) 20. $73.99M King and the clown (2015)
  13. Fastest to 8 million admissions (Number of days) #Restricted to 10M admission films -8 days- Avengers: Endgame (2019) -9 days- Along with the gods: The last 49 days (2018) -10 days- Roaring Currents (2014) -12 days- Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Along with the gods: The Two worlds (2017) Train to Busan (2016) -13 days- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) A Taxi Driver (2017) Extreme Job (2019) -16 days- The Thieves (2012) The Host (2006) -17 days- Assassination (2015) -18 days- Veteran (2015) -19 days- Ode to my Father (2014) -25 days- Interstellar (2014) Avatar (2009) Masquerade (2012) Miracle in cell no.7 (2013) -26 days- Frozen (2014)
  14. I found it cringey to be honest. Watchable sure but 16 million is an insane number. which is basically what i thought of <the theieves> too, an average film with a star-cast released during the holiday frame.
  15. Fastest to 6 million admissions (Number of days) -5 days- Along with the gods: The last 49 days (2018) Avengers: Endgame (2019) NEW! -7 days- Roaring Currents (2014) Train to Busan (2016) -8 days- Avengers: Infinity War -9 days- Along with the gods: the two worlds (2017) A Taxi Driver (2017) -10 days- Age of Ultron (2015) -11 days- The Thieves (2012) Assassination (2015) Extreme Job (2019) -12 days- The Host (2006) Iron Man 3 (2013) Veteran (2015) -13 days- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) -15 days- The Attorney (2013) -16 days- Ode to my Father (2014) Haeundae (2009) -17 days- Avatar (2009) Interstellar (2014) -18 days- Frozen (2014) Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War (2004) -19 days- Miracle in cell no.7 (2013) -20 days- Masquerade (2012) -26 days- Silmido (2003) King and the Clown (2005)
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