Good, basic thrill ride that could have had much more dramatic depth.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Fortune-cookie chinoiserie undercuts the novel's plus points.
A characterful cast and multiple twists keep the criminal capers entertaining.
Macau as the next location hotspot
Asia-Pacific FF seminar on the city's potential
South Korean films break local admissions record
Only two foreign films in 2013 top ten
Catchplay, SSG resolve licensing dispute
Fall out changed Taiwan distribution landscape
Location Face-off: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia
Experience, incentives and facilities attract shoots
Korean cinema, Chinese characteristics
Is the future of South Korean cinema in China?
Korean directors break BO records in China
Bunshinsaba 2 and Mr. Go find Mainland audiences
Mr. Go hits home run at China box office
South Korea co-production is performing three times better in China
Asian films awarded in Moscow
Major prizes to Asian nominees from Japan and South Korea
China, South Korea ready co-prod treaty
Deal underlines growing industry linkage
Berlin File opens 15th Udine
Films from China, Japan and South Korea dominate
Showbox has Edge at home and abroad
Thieves sets opening record for South Korean film in China
Gangster, Mystery top AFA nominations
Hong Kong may lose awards if funding not stabilised
Dubai foregrounds Asian directors
Films from Lee, Blair and Feng take key slots
South Korean films hit record level
Market share and revenues power ahead
Black Nights puts spotlight on Asia
Festival's industry event highlights potential of Asia
Thieves claims South Korea BO record
Heist movie steals show on eve of Busan festival
Busan market grows screenings total
Industry focus at Centum City venue
Asia in prestige slots at Hawaii
Sapphires, Thieves figure prominently
Busan breaks the ice with Cold War
HK crime thriller opens South Korean festival
Thieves laps King, trails Host
South Korean heist movie is highest grossing local film
Toronto plays premiere game
Updated: World firsts dominate lineup
Thieves crosses 10m admissions
South Korean heist movie joins club of six
Thieves holds up 7m mark
Heist movie adds million on Sun-Mon
Thieves continues to steal BO glory
Heist film crosses 4 million admissions in 8 days
PiFan opens with horror, ends with romance
Genre festival still struggles to secure local titles
Thieves and Oldboy remake sell at Cannes
Japan distributors still hungry; Wild Bunch successful
Buyers run off with Showbox's Thieves
Multi-national thriller tops FilMart lineup
Thieves completes Macau casino raid
Yam joins starry Korean cast
Evil dethrones Avengers in South Korea
By Kevin Ma
Fri, 22 May 2015, 19:00 PM (HKT)
Noir thriller Evil (pictured) was the number one film in terms of admissions, earning ₩6.91 billion (US$6.37 million) from 857,000 admissions over four days. The BAEK Woon-hak 백운학 film stars SON Hyeon-ju 손현주 | 孫賢周 as a detective who tries to hide an accidental murder he committed.
In terms of revenue, the number one film was Mad Max: Fury Road. Released in 2-D, 3-D and IMAX 3-D, the George MILLER film earned ₩7.13 billion (US$6.58 million) from 800,000 admissions.
The two films accounted for 70.1% of total box office revenue for the weekend.
Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped to third place, earning ₩3.10 billion (US$2.86 million) from 385,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The superhero sequel has made ₩84.9 billion (US$78.3 million) from 10.02 million admissions after four weekends. It is the third foreign film to pass the ten million admissions mark in South Korea.
American indie comedy While We're Young (2014) opened in seventh place. Opening on 234 screens, the film earned ₩240 million (US$222,000) from 29,600 admissions over four days. Stephen DALDRY's Trash (2014) opened in tenth place, making ₩107 million (US$98,800) from 14,700 admissions over four days.
Opening on 31 screens, Little Forest: Winter & Spring リトル・フォレスト 冬・春 earned ₩27.2 million (US$25,100) from 3,370 admissions over four days. In February, Little Forest: Summer & Autumn リトル・フォレスト 夏編・秋編 (2014) earned ₩68.1 million (US$62,800) from 8,900 admissions during its run.
With a week-on-week drop of 83.2%, Love Clinic 발칙한 그녀, 까칠한 그놈 earned ₩150 million (US$139,000) from 18,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The romantic comedy has earned ₩1.65 billion (US$1.52 million) from 204,000 admissions. Coin Locker Girl 차이나타운 has made ₩11.6 billion (US$10.7 million) from 1.42 million admissions after three weekends.