South Korea: Cinema Industry Research
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In 2014 South Korea became the highest-attending film territory in the world, overtaking tiny Iceland. Like its economy, the story of its film industry is a miracle. In 1998 there were 500 single screen cinemas and the industry sold 50 million tickets, just a quarter of them to domestically-produced films. By 2014, well over 2,000 multiplex screens had been opened, leaving only 60 traditional cinemas. Half the 215 million tickets sold were to Korean movies. This report tracks the industry's journey, highlighting the government policies which made it possible, sticky periods in the early 1990s and late 2000s, and the international ambitions of South Korean exhibitors.
With comprehensive data covering issues like top films, national market shares, market shares in film distribution and exhibitor screen counts, this report gives the lowdown on an intriguing and still growing market set to play a key role in the continuing evolution of the film business in Asia. Forecasts also included in the report run up to 2019.