2017.03.03 - 2017.03.05  in  News

Back by:  gdulri  on  March 29, 2017 09:42 PM

2017.03.03 - 2017.03.05

2017.03.03 - 2017.03.05

New arrivals "Logan" and"Bluebeard"capture 64% of the sales...

The tenth instalment in the "X-Men" film series, James Mangold's "Logan" (Hugh Jackman), dislodged last weekend's number one, Split, by capturing 632,997 admissions (38.55%). Marvel's latest had its premiere back in February at the Berlin International Film Festival and recently arrived in Korea to 954 screens around the country. Critics have praised the film for its acting and general handling of perhaps the series's most beloved superhero, Wolverine, and it's already surpassed its production costs of $97 million; currently, the film has grossed $104.7 million worldwide.

Lee Soo-yeon's third feature film was the highest new local entry this week;"Bluebeard", starringCho Jin-woong, claimed 25.24% of the box office pie (433,187 admissions) from 914 screens. Lee's new film is a psychological thriller about a detective on a serial killer's trial after a dismembered body is found floating on the Han River in Seoul. "Logan" and"Bluebeard"together captured 63.8% of the sales and forced last weekend's top film down to third.

Before the arrival of "Logan", M. Night Shyamalan's Split was the first foreign film to rise to the top of Korea's box office this year. The film entered the fray last week in first with 698,852 admissions (33.64%), but week two for Shyamalan's thriller-horror saw that figure fall to 179,127 (10.61%), which moves Split's new total in Korea now to 1.5 million ($10.7 million). Last weekend's number two,Kim Tae-yoon's"New Trial"(Jung Woo,Kang Ha-neul, andKim Hae-sook), was up next in fourth with 133,658 admissions (7.69%). This is the third week for Kim's third film, and with this week's haul considered,"New Trial"has banked $15.6 million (2.2 million admissions) since its release mid-February.

DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls" (directed by Mike Mitchell) once again remained unmoved in fifth; the film has occupied the same spot since its arrival in Korea on February 16. From 395 screens, "Trolls" added 48,030 to bring its total tally now to 642,719 ($4.1 million). Not far behind DreamWork's take on Walt Dohrn's Troll dolls entered another new local film: the theatrical version of the drama "Snowy Road - Theatrical Version" byLee Na-jeongstarringKim Hyang-ki,Kim Sae-ronandSeo Young-joo. This is Lee's debut feature film whose previous works include the dramas"Just You"(2011),"Nice Guy"(2012), and"Oh My Venus"(2015). From 449 screens,"Snowy Road"attracted the interest of 39,393 filmgoers (2.12%).

The critically acclaimed "La La Land" (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone) by Damien Chazelle made a return to the top ten this weekend having walked away from the Oscars recently with six awards, including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Score and Best Production Design. "La La Land"'s return added another 29,823 admissions (1.7%), which brings its new bottom line in Korea now to $24.3 million (3.3 million admissions); worldwide, "La La Land" has banked an estimated $371.5 million.

The high-octane action flick "Fabricated City" byPark Kwang-hyeonfailed to impress both critics and filmgoers alike, and as a result Park's sophomore feature plummeted from third to eighth with its 29,823 admissions (1.7%). However, the film's initial success puts the film's total gross in Korea now at $17.2 million (2.4 million admissions). Barry Jenkins's "Moonlight" won the prestigious Best Picture award at the Oscars, and, like "La La Land", it returned to make another appearance in Korea's top ten and filmgoers rushed to catch it on the big screen. "Moonlight" attracted 28,873 admissions (1.7%) from 180 screens and moved its total admission count in Korea to 105,285 ($739,840). Lastly, the first weekend of March was rounded out by Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same name; from 342 screens, Silence captured 1.3% of the sales (23,849 admissions).

Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Weekend 2017.03.03 - 2017.03.05 (www.kobis.or.kr)

#FilmsRelease dateWeek-endTotal
1"Logan" 633 0041 079 922
2"Bluebeard"(해빙)2017/03/01433 191909 697
3Split 179 1271 527 401
4"New Trial"(재심)2017/02/15133 6582 266 966
5"Trolls" 48 030642 719
6"Snowy Road - Theatrical Version" (눈길)2017/03/0139 39389 464
7"La La Land" 29 8333 362 127
8"Fabricated City" (조작된 도시)2017/02/0929 8232 492 530
9"Moonlight" 28 861105 273
10Silence 23 84950 962
Korean movies only 
 "Single Rider"(싱글라이더)2017/02/2214 923338 664
 "A Stray Goat" (눈발)2017/03/014 12810 917
 "Miraculous"(레이디버그)2017/02/222 84440 178
 "Confidential Assignment"(공조)2017/01/182 3297 816 562
 "Coffee Mates"(커피메이트)2017/03/012 0544 590
 "My Little Brother"(그래, 가족)2017/02/151 84346 378
 "Lucid Dream"(루시드 드림)2017/02/221 113101 519
 "The Artist: Reborn" (아티스트: 다시 태어나다)2017/03/094501 591
 "A Water Mill" (물레방아, 1966) - Re-release 291648
 "Oh! My Papa"(오! 마이 파파)2016/11/1015012 269

- Chris Wheeler (chriscjw@gmail.com)

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