'Titans' tops for three weeks in Korea

3D flicks propel first quarter of 2010

SEOUL – Fantasy flick “Clash of the Titans” has topped the weekend boxoffice three weeks in a row, according to the Korean Film Council, setting a promising start of the blockbuster season when major Hollywood biggies are waiting for a theater release.

Meanwhile, the market share of Korean films is down by 0.6% from 34.4% in March to 33.8% in April.  

The first quarter of 2010 was summed up by the fervor for 3D films, which began with the smash hit “Avatar,” followed by “Alice in Wonderland” and “Clash of the Titans” in April, the latter which attracted 2.59 million admissions. “Iron Man 2” attracted 1.4 million admissions in its first week of release.

By distributor, 20 Century Fox topped market share in the first quarter with major of Hollywood productions including “Avatar” and “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” CJ Entertainment came second with domestic film “Taoist Wizard” and “Iron Man 2.”
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