Traditionally, the peak season of the year for the Korean movie biz is Chuseok holidays, a long harvest festival in mid-September.
Korean distrib CJ Entertainment and Japan's Amazon Laterna, a group company of exhib T Joy, have bowed CJ Entertainment Japan.
This year's rising stars include directors Jo Sung-hee and Jang Hun and actress Seo Woo, to name a few.
For more than 10 years, the all-time Korean box office top 10 was occupied by nothing but Korean films. Now the Na'vi are poised to topple the so-far unassailable record as James Cameron's "Avatar,"…
The Korean box office earned a record $941 million last year, up 12% on the previous year, according to the Korean Film Council (Kofic).
South Korean helmer Kim Ji-woon has cast "Oldboy" topliner Choi Min-sik and Korean Wave star Lee Byung-hun in thriller "Saw a Devil."
The Pusan Film Fest has partnered with Chapman U. to bring Koren cinema to the States with its new Pusan West, a film fest featuring new Korean films, classics and documentaries.
South Korea's CJ Entertainment has sold its titles to Asian territories.
South Korea's mobile market is rooted in the country's conspicuous "hurry-hurry" culture.
Korean films are growing in popularity with the world's moviegoing public, but not much is known widely about the filmmaking industry in the nation that produces them.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%