We present the monthly industry report on South Korean Cinema.
This month more than 14 million people attended the South Korean cinemas, resulting in sales over 103 million dollars. Once again Foreign Films came on top with 60 % of the market (8.4 million admissions) gathering $64 million dollars. Korean Films were watched by the 40% of the public (5.6 million admissions) getting more than $40 million dollars.
Taking into account the numbers obtain this month with the ones from 2014 we can see that there is a small decrease in the industry. The total number of admissions decrease 11.03%. Despite this the total admissions for Korean Films had an increase of 26.46%. It also manage to get more market share than in 2014. Foreign Films shown a decrease of 25% and lost market share something rare during this months.
This month the most watched Korean Films were: “The Classified File” (Showbox) directed by Kwak Kyung-taek with 2.330.806 admissions, “Northern Limit Line” (Contents Panda) by Kim Hak-soon with 1.872.691 admissions, and “The Silenced” (Lotte) by Lee Hae-young with 351.211 spectators. As for the Foreign Films they were: “Jurassic World” (US) by Colin Trevorrow with 4.565.918 admissions, “San Andreas” (US) by Brad Peyton with 1.712.147 spectators, y “Ted 2” (US) by Seth MacFarlane with 862.574 admissions.
Most Watched Films
This month the most watched movies were: “Jurassic World” (US) with more than 4.5 million spectators, capturing 34% of the market. In second place we have the Korean thriller “The Classified File” (Showbox) by Kwak Kyung-taek with 2.3 million admissions. Then we find “Northern Limit Line”, a film based on real events occurred in 2002 when the two Koreas had a military crisis. This film directed by Kim Hak-soon got 1.8 admissions. On fourth place we have “San Andreas” (US) by Brad Peyton with 1.7 million admissions. At last we find “Mad Max: Fury Road” (US, Australia) a film that was actually premiere during may but still manage to get viewers.
Top 5 Korean Films (June 2015)
Top 5 Foreign Films (June 2015)
By Sebastián Nadilo