Korea Box Office: New Restrictions Loom, ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Fails to Scare
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” crept into the background at the South Korean box office over the weekend, as the top three films remained unchanged.Nationwide aggregate revenue was a lowly $5.06 million as audiences avoided cinemas ahead of new health restrictions.Cinemas, along with bars, restaurants, gyms and museums, are among the high-risk places affected by a new tightening of health measures in Korea, intended to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
From Monday, cinemagoers must show a “vaccine pass” in order to be allowed admission.The measures are expected to be in force for four weeks, covering the normally busy Christmas period.For most of the year, the Korean public has avoided movie theaters and favored other forms of entertainment.
The video streaming scene in Korea is among the world’s most competitive with a mix of local and international streamers vying for eyeballs.November 2021 aggregate grosses reached
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