November 30, 2015

Industry report on Korean Cinema (October 2015)

The Phone by Kim Bong-joo – South Korea | 2015

We present the monthly industry report on South Korean Cinema.


Almost 15 million people attended the South Korean cinemas this month. Sales over pass the $100 million dollars mark. This time the Foreign Films were able to capture most of the public (57%) with 8.4 million of admissions and $58 million dollars in sales. On the other hand Korean Films gather 6.3 million admissions and sales reached $42 million dollars.

Compared to last year data we can see that the total number of admissions grew more than 18%. The Korean Films admissions show a small decrease of 5.4%, on the other hand Foreign Films admissions show an increase of 47%. Sales also show an increase of more than $12 million dollars compared to last year.

Movie Release
The Phone – The Advocate: A Missing Body – The Exclusive: Beat the Devil’s Tatto

This month the most watched Korean Films were: “The Phone” (Contents Panda) directed by Kim Bong-joo with 1.2 million admissions, “The Advocate: A Missing Body” (CJ) by Heo Jong-hoo with 1.1 million, and “The Exclusive: Beat the Devil’s Tattoo” (Lotte) by Roh Deok with 550 thousand. As for as Foreign Films they were: “The Martian” (US) by Ridley Scott with 4.3 million admissions, “PAN” (US) by Joe Wright with 180 thousand, and “The Transporter Refueled” (China, France) by Camille Delamarre with only 160 thousand.

Most Watched Films

This month the most watched movies were: “The Martian” (US) by Ridley Scott with 4.3 million admissions, “The Intern” (US) by Nancy Meyer with 2.5 million, “The Throne” (Showbox) by Lee Joon-ik with 1.27 million, “The Throne” (Contents Panda) by Kim Bong-joo with 1.25 million, and “The Accidental Detective” (CJ) by Kim Joung-hoon with 1.1 million.

Top 5 Korean Films (October 2015)

Top 5 Foreign Films (October 2015)

By Sebastián Nadilo

About this report:
This report was made using the information on KoBiz (Korean Film Biz Zone) web page. This special organization is link to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.

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