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'Spider-Man’ tops the box office

By Korea Herald

Published : July 2, 2012 - 16:19

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“The Amazing Spider-Man” topped the Korean box office with some 1.69 million tickets sold at the weekend.

This puts it ahead of “The Avengers,” which sold 1.60 million tickets on its release in April. “The Amazing Spider-Man” made up 71.4 percent of ticket sales, showing at more than 1,100 theaters.

“The Concubine,” which has sold 2.45 million tickets since June 6, was second. It recorded 122,703 tickets over the weekend.

“Madagascar3: Europe’s Most Wanted” ranked third with 120,476 tickets, and “All About My Wife” was fourth.

In the first half of the year, Korean films, such as “Architecture 101,” “All About My Wife,” and “Dancing Queen,” took high places at the box office. However, ticket sales of Korean movies lost ground in the face of Hollywood blockbusters such as “The Avengers” and “Man in Black3.”

Korean films are expected to face tough competition from Hollywood films this month as the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” directed by Christopher Nolan, is set to be released on July 17.

By Nam Yoon-seo
Internet reporter