October 26, 2021

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Korea Box Office Weekend Chuseok is quiet before the holidays

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Led by the locally-made thriller “On the Line,” Chusiok (Korean Thanksgiving) was the timely release of a new title for the holiday season in Korean theaters, which topped “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.” But there was vomiting before the big break at the box office over the weekend, totaling $ 6.16 million.

According to the Korean Film Council’s Kobis Tracking Service, “On the Line” grossed 16 2.16 million from 1,294 screens between Friday and Sunday and occupied 35.1% of box office nationwide. In the five days since its release on Wednesday, it has made a total of 2.94 million.

“Shang-Chi” took তৃতীয় 1.11 million in its third week of release, a total of .. 12.4 million since its release on September 1.

“Miracle: Letter to the President,” a heart-warming drama, grossed 99 991,000 to finish third between Friday and Sunday. Since Wednesday, it has accumulated 46 1.46 million. It has played on 1,196 screens and was half of the average “on the line” per screen over the weekend.

The latest data from August shows that 7.91 million tickets were sold last month, giving the total box office 64 64.9 million. About%% of this went to Korean headlines, led by “Escape from Mogadishu”, the first month where local films dominated imports. The monthly total was a fraction of the. 55.5 million score in August 2020.

Two more new releases in the recent weekend have reached the top five. “Pokemon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” grossed $ 482,000 between Friday and Sunday and $ 610,000 in five days. Another Japanese animation, “Crayon Shin-Chan: Scribble Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes,” grossed $ 331,000 over the weekend and 4 384,000 over five days.

In another sign that the Korean box office has not yet returned to normal, the formation of the top ten of the weekend was unusual. It features four recently released Korean films, two recently released Japanese films, two recently released U.S. titles and a re-release of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and the Japanese animation “Your Name”.

The next three-day public holiday (September 20-22) will show whether the public’s appetite for watching movies has returned.

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