Jump to content
diskojustice

South Korea Box Office - Frozen 2 wins big with one of the highest OW of all time

Recommended Posts

Ted bombed with 139K admissions for 5 days.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And 1965 in the "Golden" days of the Gaudillio 420m adm.

Yes, "great days" (sigh). I know it, but there was not as many leisure ways as now. If I am not wrong that drop has happened in many countries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wednesday admissions1. Masquerade 569,071 7,220,2952. Taken 2 206,521 1,762,2763. Brave 195,469 764,2556. Ted 18,120 157,855

Edited by Olive

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wednesday admissions1. Masquerade 569,071 7,220,2952. Taken 2 206,521 1,762,2763. Brave 195,469 764,2556. Ted 18,120 157,855

That movie Masquerade must be really good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Masquerade will pass 8 million admissions during the weekend, and will have a shot at 10 mil total.

First year with two 10 million movies, insane...

And Taken 2 will pass 2m admissions, will probably end up with 2.5M, quite good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Including Oct 5th:

Masquerade has 7,557,324 admissions.

Taken 2 has 1,888,237 admissions.

Never even heard of Masquerade. It must be one of those Korean [super] hits that nobody else ever hears about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Masquerade will pass 8 million admissions during the weekend, and will have a shot at 10 mil total.

First year with two 10 million movies, insane...

And Taken 2 will pass 2m admissions, will probably end up with 2.5M, quite good.

Insane year in SK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ted did very well in Taiwan, almost the same number as Spider-man; and is doing good numbers in Hong Kong too.Maybe Koreans don't like this categories of movies..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Ted is only on 204 screens. All other new release big movies are on 500-800 screens. That's not a main reason, but it definitely counts. It's got 610 screenings per day. Other movies like Masquerade have 3,844 screenings per day, and Taken 2 has 2,907 screenings per day. This definitely limits its box office.

It also is not as popular as other movies, but the screenings do not help at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ted bombed with 139K admissions for 5 days.

For comparison, Hangover 2 did less than 100k during its entire run.I guess SK isn't a good market for these adult comedies.BTW they are too busy Gangnam Styling right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sat. numbers

Masquerade grossed 277k admissions, will be around 9.3 million after Sunday.

Looper, 83k, 4-day opening will be 240k, kinda bomb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think some of the big reasons cinema admissions do so well here:Local films:Since the end of censorship 15 years ago, Korean cinema has consistently produced high quality films that the local audience will happily choose over the Hollywood offerings.Said with absolutely no numbers or proof I would guess there are not many other countries out there that have a top 10 all time box office chart made of almost exclusively local films.Hanging out with friends outside of home:When I was at school, most of the time spent with friends was at each others' homes playing games or whatever. Here in Korea it is not common to invite friends round to your home so you meet in the downtown areas. From here, your daytime choices are essentially coffee or cinema.Dating:Again, it is common for people to live with parents until marriage, even if they are 30 years old or even older. Therefore again, the option of a night at home together is more difficult and unappealing so you go out and thus the lure of the cinema is greater.Or maybe just the films this year have been better :)Like I said this is all speculation and guessing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Given the terrible birth rate here I don't think these numbers won't grow much, the end of admissions growth is close, maybe the beginning of a decrease in some years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Given the terrible birth rate here I don't think these numbers won't grow much, the end of admissions growth is close, maybe the beginning of a decrease in some years.

I think it'll be like Japan, reaching a certain high point (say 170m) and plateauing for maybe a decade. Any significant admissions decrease won't happen for a long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Guidelines. Feel free to read our Privacy Policy as well.