Thieves holds up 7m mark
By Patrick Frater
Tue, 07 August 2012, 10:57 AM (HKT)
South Korean heist film The Thieves 도둑들 yesterday passed the 7 million spectators mark in a blistering 13 days.
Data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) 영화진흥위원회's KOBIS system showed that the Showbox/Mediaplex Inc 쇼박스 미디어플렉스-distributed film finished Monday (6 Aug) with a cumulative 7.27 million. The six million mark was passed on Sat (4 Aug).
KOBIS data indicates a cumulative gross of ￦52.5 billion ($46.5 million).
That puts it comfortable ahead of The Dark Knight Rises, which was released a week earlier than Thieves on 19 July and has racked up a still impressive 5.63 million ticket sales, for a cumulative gross after 19 days of ￦41.7 billion ($36.9 million).
The Fox animation, which was released on the same day as Thieves, has accumulated 1.24 million ticket sales and a ￦9.4 billion ($8.31 million) gross, its highest score for an animation in South Korea.
Good, basic thrill ride that could have had much more dramatic depth.
A characterful cast and multiple twists keep the criminal capers entertaining.
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