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Korea Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Wins Third Weekend

Korea Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Wins Third Weekend
Avengers: Infinity War” remained on top of the South Korean box office for the third consecutive weekend. The Marvel blockbuster earned $6.94 million between Friday and Sunday, accounting for 57% of the total weekend box office. That lifts it to a cumulative of $84.6 million from 10.1 million admissions since its Apr. 25 release.

Korean comedy, “Love+Sling” debuted on Wednesday and landed in second. Distributed by Lotte Entertainment, it earned $4.33 million from 537,000 admissions over five days. The debut feature of Kim Dae-woong depicts a father-son relationship disturbed when the son’s girlfriend develops a crush on the father.

Warner Bros. Korea’s local production, “Champion” slipped to third from the previous weekend’s second place. The drama earned $1.12 million from 137,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $8.43 million after two weekends on release.

Two animated features, “The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear” and “Early Man” took fourth and fifth, respectively. “Giant
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September Films branches out into co-production and sales (exclusive)

Company sets up own international sales agent, Nine Film.

Pim Hermeling’s September Films, one of Benelux’s leading art house distributors, is to diversify into international co-production and sales.

The company is setting up its own international sales agent, Nine Film, of which Nelleke Driessen, former MD at Fortissimo, is now managing director. September has also bought a 50% stake in production outfit KeyFilm, run by Hanneke Niens and Hans De Wolf, through which Hermeling would like to co-produce international features.

It has also launched its own VOD platform for arthouse films.

“The old-fashioned way of distribution is not making sense any more,
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LevelK strikes for ’Checkered Ninja’ (exclusive)

Animation directed by Terkel In Trouble’s Anders Matthesen.

LevelK has boarded world sales rights to animated feature Checkered Ninja, directed by Denmark’s Anders Matthesen (Terkel In Trouble).

Thorbjørn Christoffersen (Ronal the Barbarian, The Journey To Saturn) serves as animation director.

The story, adapted from Matthesen’s 2016 debut novel, is about a boy, Aske, whose uncle gives him a Ninja doll after a trip to Thailand. The doll turns out to be alive and can help Aske with his problems at school, Aske wants to return the favour but the ninja is possessed and wants revenge.

The film is in production now,
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Condor swoops on Berlin titles 'The Giant Pear', 'Hagazussa' and Iffr hit 'Loveling' (exclusive)

Danish box office hit Giant Pear opens Berlinale’s Generation Kplus section.

Digital and theatrical distributor Condor Entertainment has acquired Danish animation The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear, the opening film of the Berlinale’s Generation Kplus competition, from LevelK.

Condor has also picked up Lukas Feigelfeld’s gothic horror tale Hagazussa from Raven Banner, ahead of its appearance in Berlin Critics’ Week.

The Paris-based company, which was launched in 2010, runs two separate slates, one aimed at films for theatrical release, the other focused on direct-to-digital titles, and handles 25 to 30 titles a year.

It is planning to release The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear on 200 screens on April 25 in France to coincide with the spring school holiday. Hagazussa will be released by its Condor’s digital arm, also in the spring.

“The same team buys across both slates
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Uncorked strikes Us deal for LevelK's 'The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear' (exclusive)

Danish box office hit has sold to over 150 countries incl. UK and Ireland.

LevelK has struck a North American deal with Uncorked Entertainment for family animation The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear, which opens Berlinale’s Generation Kplus section today (Feb 16).

LevelK has now sold the film to more than 150 countries, including recent deals to the UK and Ireland (Kaleidoscope), Turkey (FilmArti) and Portugal (Films4you).

The film, a hit at the Danish box office with more than 230,000 admissions, won two prizes at Denmark’s Robert awards for Best Children’s Film and Best Adapted Script. It also has a market screening in Berlin on Saturday 16.

Philip Einstein Lipski, Jørgen Lerdam and Amalie Næsby direct; Thomas Heinesen and Trine Heidegaard produce for Nordisk Film Production. The script is written by Bo Hr. Hansen based on the Danish children’s book by Jakob Martin Strid. Backers are the Danish Film Institute, Nftvf, the [link=co
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