Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MANILA BULLETIN: Korean film ‘No Breathing’ earns $2M at Korean box office

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
“No Breathing,” the Korean film that was shot partly in the Philippines, has earned $2 million at the box office since its release last Oct. 30.
The movie has garnered 318,766 in attendance and has earned 2.15 billion won (about $2 million and P87.6 million) in South Korea as of Nov. 5, according to data from the Korea Film Council’s website.
Clockwise from top) Lee Jong Suk, Yuri and Seo In Guk in ‘No Breathing’ (Photos from ‘No Breathing’)

Actors Lee Jong Suk and Seo In-guk, and actress and Girls’ Generation member Yuri star in the film about the competitive world of swimming. This is Yuri’s film debut.
The film’s opening day earnings totaled 288.11 million won (P11.71 million) with 44,704 in attendance.
For the weekly box office from Nov. 1 to 3, “Thor: The Dark World,” released on Oct. 30, dominated the ranking in South Korea, earning 6.47 billion won (about P263 million) with 827,612 in attendance.
It was followed by “Gravity” with 3.35 billion won (P136 million), South Korea’s “Accomplices” with 2.25 billion won (P91.45 million), “No Breathing” with 1.32 billion won (P53.65 million) and “Days of Wrath” with 749.53 million won (P30.46 million).
Lee Jong Suk, Seo In Guk and other stars and crew went to Davao last August to shoot scenes for the movie.
The Davao filming was funded partly by the country’s Department of Tourism through its Philippine Tourism Promotions Board as part of its campaign to attract Korean tourists to Davao region.
DOT Asst. Secretary Art Boncato, formerly the DOT regional director, told Bulletin Entertainment that “the film aims to show sites, sounds and attractions of the Davao region.”
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