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Box Office and "Most Popular Movie"

 
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lady wakasa
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Box Office and "Most Popular Movie" Reply with quote

I read something interesting on koreanfilm.org today.

Movie popularity in South Korea is counted by number of tickets sold; movie popularity in the US is by money generated. Although The Host sold more tickets in Korea than King and the Clown did, King and the Clown made more money than The Host did.

Admittedly King and the Clown had a more restrictive rating (youth tickets would be discounted) - but there's a strong case to be made for saying that it may have been the #1 movie after all.

A number of others movies shift in ranking when counted by revenue as well.

Doesn't matter too much - they're both great movies, although for different reasons.

For numbers, see:

- http://www.koreanfilm.org.uk/6.html (look for the section titled New trend to look at Box office revenue)
- http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200706/200706080019.html
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nslan
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lady W,

Any idea how is the DVD/VCD sale records?

I have an instinctive feeling that King and the Clown will also be topping the list in Korea. Read somewhere earlier in the year 2006, it brokes recorded sales.

Anyway, Cheers to KING AND THE CLOWN for being the truly no 1. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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