R2B: Return to Base
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Thieves crosses 10m admissions
By Stephen Cremin
Thu, 16 August 2012, 11:20 AM (HKT)
Heist movie The Thieves 도둑들 crossed 10 million admissions at the South Korean box office yesterday after adding 338,197 ticket sales in a single day. It is only the sixth local film to pass the milestone.
It currently trails The Host 괴물 (2006) (13,019,740 admissions), King and the Clown 왕의 남자 (2005) (12,302,831), Taegukgi 태극기 휘날리며 (2003) (11,746,135), Haeundae 해운대 (2009) (11,453,338) and Silmido 실미도 (2003) (11,081,000).
After 22 days on release, the film has made ￦72.9 billion ($64.4 million) on 10,096,955 admissions for distributor, investor and sales company Showbox/Mediaplex Inc 쇼박스 미디어플렉스 at the South Korean box office.
CJ Entertainment Inc ＣＪ엔터테인먼트's action-drama R2B: Return to Base Ｒ２Ｂ: 리턴투 베이스 opened wide yesterday. It took ￦1.51 billion ($1.33 million) on 207,043 admissions for a current gross of ￦1.89 billion ($1.67 million) including previews.
Total Recall, distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing (Korea) Buena Vista 한국 소니 픽쳐스 릴리징 브에나 비스타, bested R2B on 250,864 admissions yesterday. Including limited previews, it has so far grossed ￦1.94 billion ($1.71 million).
The number one film at the box office yesterday was Next Entertainment World ＮＥＷ's action-comedy The Grand Heist 바람과 함께 사라지다 with 373,761 admissions. It has taken ￦15.5 billion ($13.7 million) on 2,185,792 admissions in 8 days.
It was a national holiday in South Korea yesterday, celebrating liberation from Japan.