Domestic Films Dominate November Korean Box Office

"Skyline" Leads Weak Field of Foreign Performers

SEOUL -- Foreign films performed poorly at the Korean box office in November, attracting 2.8 million admissions, according to the Korean Film Council.

Skyline, a sci-fi film about an alien invasion attracted 620,000 admissions, the only Hollywood film that sold over 500,000 tickets. The market share for foreign films remained at 34.8% in November.

The market share for Korean films, on the other hand, set a new record for market share with 65.2% and posted a box office gross of 40.3 billion won ($35.5 million). Haunters, an action thriller starring the duo of Kang Dong-won and Go Soo attracted 2.03 admissions. Overall the market share for Korean films broke 60% for the last three months.

The report by KOFIC revealed that Hollywood films will do better in December, when blockbusters including The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” will be released. Separately, a number of domestic blockbusters open this month, including Na Hong-jin’s Yellow Sea.

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