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Industry report on Korean cinema (February 2015)

2 March 2015 5:43 AM, PST

We present the second Industry report on the South Korean Cinema.

Overview

 

It is estimated that more than 16 million people went to the cinemas on February and ticket sales reach $116 million dollars. Korean Films were watched by more than 8 million people and had a revenue of $57 million dollars. Foreign Films were also able to sell more than 8 million tickets rising $59 million dollars. Another fact to remark is that the market share was almost the same for both Korean and Foreign films.

 

Now if we compare these numbers with the ones obtained on February 2014 we can see that the industry had a very significant decrease. The total number of admissions descend 12%, rising $11 million dollars less. The biggest impact was on Korean films where there was a decrease of 18.83% in the number of admissions compared to last year. The Foreign films also decrease in the numbers of admissions by 4.51%.

 

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Taiwanese cinematographic company take web users to court for illegal downloading

2 March 2015 12:33 AM, PST

The cinematographic company, Pranja Works Entertainment filed cases against two hundreds web users for downloading one of their movies.

After the premiere of “Black & White: The Dawn of Justice”, directed by Tsai Yueh-hsun, Pranja Works Entertainment Co. quickly discover that their movie had been leaked in the web. During the first week after the movie was downloaded approximately 20.000 times via BitTorrent. As a result of a private investigation carry out by the company they were able to find the IPs of two hundred web users that had download the movie and share the movie online.

With this information the company filed lawsuits against those people for the violation of the Copyright Act. If the justice rules in favor of Pranja Works Entertainment Co. the web users could face three years in prison and will have to pay a fine of 23.900 dollars.

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