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Vol. 124 | 21. Jun. 2016




History of Korean Films at US Box Office

by Pierce Conran / Jun 16, 2016

Changing Landscape of Distributors and Demographics Korean cinema entered a new era of prosperity in the late 1990s and it didn’t take long for the rest of the world to take notice. While international film festivals got the jump on the industry’s renaissance, around the dawn of the new millennium distributors also got into the fray as K…

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The Boys Who Cried Wolf


No. 3


“I don’t want to act a character that I do not fully understand” Wild …


Director KIM Jin-hwang

Release Date Jun 02, 2016


Director SONG Neung-han

Release Date Aug 20, 1997




KAFA to Hold a Special Event to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Its Feature Film Directing Program

by HA Jung-min / Jun 21, 2016

“KAFA: Ten-year-old Story”, LEE Je-hoon and KIM Go-eun Appointed as Honorary Ambassadors

Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) is holding a special event in September to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its feature film directing program, called “KAFA: Ten-year-old Story…





More Territories Call Out to THE WAILING

by Pierce Conran / Jun 20, 2016

NA Hong-jin’s Cannes Horror-Thriller Sells for FINECUT



TRAIN TO BUSAN Books Ride to North America

by Pierce Conran / Jun 20, 2016

Well Go USA Doubles Up on Korean Cannes Pickups after THE WAILING




PARK Chan-wook Publishes THE HANDMAIDEN Photo Book

by HA Jung-min / Jun 20, 2016

More than 110 photos that PARK Took at Film Location



KIM Jee-woon’s THE AGE OF SHADOWS Books September …

by Pierce Conran / Jun 17, 2016

Period Action-Thriller with SONG Kang-ho Out in Time for Chuseok




Filming for SPECIAL CITIZEN with CHOI Min-shik Get…

by Pierce Conran / Jun 17, 2016

Mayoral Drama Co-Stars KWAK Do-won



CJ Hatches China Remakes for VETERAN, SALUT D’AMOU…

by Pierce Conran / Jun 17, 2016

Korea-China Co-Productions Expected in Theaters 2017




JK YOUN Signs on to Korea-China Co-Production

by Pierce Conran / Jun 16, 2016

Dexter, Wanda Join Forces for KUNG FU ROBOT



Hyun-bin Signs Up for KKUN

by Pierce Conran / Jun 16, 2016

Con Artist Thriller to Co-Star YOO Ji-tae




LEE Byung-hun to Receive Star Asia Award at NYAFF

by Pierce Conran / Jun 22, 2016

11 Korean Films Head to New York



NIFFF to Close with PARK Chan-wook’s THE HANDMAIDE…

by Pierce Conran / Jun 22, 2016

SEOUL STATION and THE PRIESTS also Invited to Neuchatel




THE JUNGLE BOOK Swings onto the Top

by Pierce Conran / Jun 15, 2016

Busy Frame at Korean Box Office

The back and forth tussle between local and foreign fare continues at the Korean box office as a large amount of new Hollywood tentpoles swung the market share back in their favor with US releases accounting for 73% of the marketplace during a very busy frame. Overall business rose more than 60% week on week, reaching 2.81 million admissions. Open…







The Jungle Book

W : $4,713,458 | 619,170 Adms
T : $12,766,148 | 1,706,142 Adms.

Proof of Innocence

W : $3,096,165 | 429,488 Adms
T : $3,807,954 | 537,875 Adms.


The Conjuring 2

W : $3,061,227 | 420,143 Adms
T : $8,833,419 | 1,247,480 Adms.


The Handmaiden

W : $2,117,007 | 284,676 Adms
T : $26,522,212 | 3,711,447 Adms.



W : $1,523,885 | 193,593 Adms
T : $7,943,710 | 1,044,767 Adms.








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