The number of theater audiences in February, 3.11 million… Lowest level since the operation of the integrated computer network in 2004


[엑스포츠뉴스 김유진 기자] In February, the number of theater audiences reached 3.11 million, the lowest in February since the operation of the Yeongjinwi integrated computer network in February 2004.

According to the’February Film Industry Settlement Announcement’ released by the Film Promotion Committee on the 17th, the total number of audiences in February increased by 74.2% (13.3 million) from the previous month to 3.11 million, compared to the same month of the previous year, by 57.8% (4.26 million). ) Decreased.

The total number of audiences in February was the lowest in February since 2004, when the integrated cinematographic network began operating. Total sales in February increased 82.0% (12.9 billion won) from the previous month to 27.8 billion won, down 53.9% (33.6 billion won) from the same month last year.

In February, the number of Korean movie audiences increased 388.1% (540,000) from the previous month to 680,000 people, which was a decrease of 86.2% (4.26 million) from the same month of the previous year.

The number of Korean movie audiences in February was the lowest for Korean movie audiences in February since the operation of the theater admission ticket integrated computer network in 2004. The sales of Korean movies in February was 6.1 billion won, an increase of 416.9% (4.9 billion won) from the previous month, but decreased by 85.4% (35.6 billion won) from the same month of the previous year.

The sales of Korean movies in February were also the lowest in terms of sales of Korean movies in February since 2004. The number of foreign movie audiences in February was 2.43 million, an increase of 47.7% (78 million) from the previous month and 0.1% (1,896) from the same month of the previous year.

The sales of foreign films in February was 22.6 billion won, an increase of 54.9% (8 billion won) from the previous month and 10.1% (2.1 billion won) from the same month of the previous year.

For foreign films, the number of audiences and sales increased slightly compared to the same month of the previous year due to the success of animations such as’Soul’ and’Theatrical Edition Blade of Death: Infinite Train’.

The market share of Korean movie audiences in February was 21.9%, down 45.1%p from the same month of the previous year, and the share of foreign movie audiences increased 45.1%p from the same month of the previous year to 78.1%.

Due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the snowfall has disappeared, and there was no release of a heavy Korean movie, so the market share of Korean movie viewers in February reached the lowest level in February since 2004.

In February, the winter vacation season,’Soul’ and’Theatrical Edition Blade of Extinction: Infinite Train’ steadily succeeded in box office success. The number of releases in February also increased as an additional payment of 1,000 won per audience (500 won for consignment hall) was paid to the distributor for films that were released in February.

The number of actual releases in February was 54, an increase of 10 from the previous month. Among them, the number of real Korean films released was 17, an increase of four compared to the previous month, and the actual number of foreign films released was 37, an increase of six compared to the previous month.

The total number of audiences in February increased compared to the previous month due to the success of’Soul’ and’Theatrical Edition Blade of Demonstration: Infinite Train’ and the release of Korean films such as’New Year’s Eve’ and’Mission Passable’ in February.

Disney’s animation’Soul’ won the first place in the overall box office for two consecutive months. In North America,’Soul’ was unveiled on Disney’s OTT platform, Disney Plus, without a theater opening, but in Korea, where Disney Plus is not being serviced, it was released on January 20th.

With the theme of music and a theme suitable for the coronavirus era of happiness in everyday life, it succeeded in a box office success by embracing not only the family audience but also the adult audience. ‘Soul’ had accumulated sales of 18.6 billion won (2 million people) until the 14th, which is the highest box office record among animations released in Korea since the Corona 19 incident.

The 2nd overall box office hit in February was the same as last month. The Japanese animation “Theatrical Edition Blade of Extinction: Infinite Train”, which recorded sales of 6.7 billion won (690,000 people), took second place in the overall box office in February.

Walt Disney Company Korea, which distributed two episodes, including’Soul’ (1,100,000 people, cumulative 1.88 million as of February), ranked first in the total distributor ranking in February with 1.10 million viewers and 32.3% of audience share. Waterhole Company, which distributed’Theatrical Edition’s Blade of Extinction: Infinite Train’ (690,000 people, cumulative 890,000 as of February) ranked second with 690,000 audiences and 22.1% audience share.

Third place was’Mission Possible’ (330,000 people) with Merry Christmas, which recorded 330,000 audiences and 10.6% of the audience share. Ace Maker Movie Works, which distributed’New Year’s Eve’ (170,000 people), ranked fourth with 170,000 audiences and 5.4% of audience share. Lotte Culture Works, which distributed 4 episodes including’Chaos Walking’ (80,000 people), ranked 5th with 140,000 audiences and 4.4% of audience share.

In the independent and artistic film box office rankings,’Three Sisters’ took first place with sales of 300 million won (40,000 people). Second place was the animation’Dream Builder’, which posted sales of 200 million won (20,000 people). ‘Confession’, which deals with the child abuse issue, ranked third with sales of 100 million won (20,000 people). In fourth place, the family movie’Fairwell’ recorded sales of 100 million won (10,000 people). The comedy movie’War with Grandpa’ was ranked 5th with 8,38.89 million won (10,000 people) in sales.

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