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Thieves holds up 7m mark

Thieves holds up 7m mark

By Patrick Frater

Tue, 07 August 2012, 10:57 AM (HKT)

Box Office News

South Korean heist film The Thieves 도둑들 (2012) 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 (2012), 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).

Also in the chart are local comedies I am the King 나는 왕이로소이다 (2012) and The Grand Heist 바람과 함께 사라지다 (2012), Belgian animation Sammy's Adventures 2 Sammy's avonturen 2 (2012) and Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (2012).

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.

CJ Entertainment Inc CJ엔터테인먼트's Deranged 연가시 (2012), which also scored well in July, is riding on a cumulative ticket sales total of 4.50 million for a current gross of ₩32.1 billion ($28.4 million).

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