Korea Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Rules Weekend

Opening on Thursday, “Rampage” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. The Warner Bros. release scored $5.58 million from 687,000 admissions over four days, and accounted for 35% of the total weekend box office. Opening on the same day, “A Quiet Place” landed in second. Locally distributed by Lotte Entertainment, the Paramount movie […]

Opening on Thursday, “Rampage” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. The Warner Bros. release scored $5.58 million from 687,000 admissions over four days, and accounted for 35% of the total weekend box office. Opening on the same day, “A Quiet Place” landed in second. Locally distributed by Lotte Entertainment, the Paramount movie […]

Documentary ‘Bamseom Pirates’ Wins Korea’s Wildflower Awards

Jung Yoon-suk’s documentary, “Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno” was named Grand Prize winner at South Korea’s Wildflower Awards on Thursday (Apr. 12). The film cast light on a college punk duo and their struggles with government censorship. “Bamseom Pirates” is the first documentary to win Grand Prize. Hong Sang-soo won best narrative film director for “The […]

Jung Yoon-suk’s documentary, “Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno” was named Grand Prize winner at South Korea’s Wildflower Awards on Thursday (Apr. 12). The film cast light on a college punk duo and their struggles with government censorship. “Bamseom Pirates” is the first documentary to win Grand Prize. Hong Sang-soo won best narrative film director for “The […]

Korea Box Office: ‘Player’ and ‘Gonjiam’ Share Weekend Honors

Ranked by earnings, “Ready Player One” emerged on top of the Korean box office with $4.08 million earned from 473,000 admissions. Korean box office charts, however, are usually ranked by ticket sales, and arranged that way local horror “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” remained on top for the second consecutive weekend. It earned $4.02 million from 514,000 […]

Ranked by earnings, “Ready Player One” emerged on top of the Korean box office with $4.08 million earned from 473,000 admissions. Korean box office charts, however, are usually ranked by ticket sales, and arranged that way local horror “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” remained on top for the second consecutive weekend. It earned $4.02 million from 514,000 […]

Korea Box Office: ‘Haunted Asylum’ Beats ‘Player’

Local horror thriller, “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” landed on top of the South Korean box office. Since opening on Wednesday, the Showbox release earned $10.2 million from 1.37 million admissions, including $492,000 earned from previews. It accounted for 40% of the total weekend box office. Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” could only manage second place. Also […]

Local horror thriller, “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” landed on top of the South Korean box office. Since opening on Wednesday, the Showbox release earned $10.2 million from 1.37 million admissions, including $492,000 earned from previews. It accounted for 40% of the total weekend box office. Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” could only manage second place. Also […]

Korea Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Eases Aside ‘Be With You’

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. Opening on Wednesday, the UPI release earned $6.38 million from 858,000 admissions over five days. That is lower than the $11.2 million of the first “Pacific Rim” series. Taking up some 1,143 screens nationwide, “Uprising” accounted for 40% of total weekend box office. […]

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. Opening on Wednesday, the UPI release earned $6.38 million from 858,000 admissions over five days. That is lower than the $11.2 million of the first “Pacific Rim” series. Taking up some 1,143 screens nationwide, “Uprising” accounted for 40% of total weekend box office. […]

Gang Dong-won’s Hollywood Debut ‘Tsunami LA’ Secures Korean Distributor

Simon West’s “Tsunami LA,” starring one of top Korean actors, Gang Dong-won, has secured Korean distributor. J&C Media Group said that it had acquired the film and will give it a simultaneous release in Korea in 2019. Production of “Tsunami LA” will begin in U.K. and Mexico. Gang will join in April, as soon as […]

Simon West’s “Tsunami LA,” starring one of top Korean actors, Gang Dong-won, has secured Korean distributor. J&C Media Group said that it had acquired the film and will give it a simultaneous release in Korea in 2019. Production of “Tsunami LA” will begin in U.K. and Mexico. Gang will join in April, as soon as […]

South Korea’s ‘Be With You’ Heads for North American Release

“Be With You,” a melodrama that opened on top of the South Korean box office Wednesday, will be released in the U.S. and U.K. Rights to the film, which was directed by Lee Chang-hoon, were picked up by specialty distributor JBG, from South Korean film conglomerate Lotte Entertainment, for North America, the U.K. and Ireland. […]

“Be With You,” a melodrama that opened on top of the South Korean box office Wednesday, will be released in the U.S. and U.K. Rights to the film, which was directed by Lee Chang-hoon, were picked up by specialty distributor JBG, from South Korean film conglomerate Lotte Entertainment, for North America, the U.K. and Ireland. […]