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Hollywood’s Travels to the East

It’s not just Hollywood where Hollywood is successful.  In fact, the figures for 2018 from the box office in South Korea show that the Hollywood movies is mega popular there too.  indeed, in 2018 the top 10 box office list in South Korea was more than half from Hollywood!

This number is quite a deviation from years in the past.  Significant among these in revenue were: 

  1. Avengers: Infinity War ($92.8 million) (position number 2; first position was a local film Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days, $92.9 million)
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody ($62.6 million) (position number 3)

It was 8 years ago when Hollywood titles last held more than half of the top 10 titles.

Meanwhile in Hong Kong last year, Hollywood was even more popular with the top 10 movies including 8 from the other side of the pond!  Figures there were:

  1.  Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds ($6.96 million) in #9
  2. The Last 49 Days ($6.17 million) in #10.

Overall almost a 6% increase was gained in theatrical box office in the region.