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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,201,923
International Box Office$90,416,194
Worldwide Box Office$92,618,117
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Production Budget:$12,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 9th, 2007 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as The Host
Video Release: July 24th, 2007 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for creature violence and brief language
Keywords: Revenge, Rescue, Mutants, Monster, Foreign Language
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Budget Source:Variety, 10/9/2006
United States TitleThe Host

Synopsis

The talk of the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival, THE HOST, the latest film from critically acclaimed visionary director BONG Joon-ho, has already garnered a substantial amount of international buzz. Utilizing state-of-the-art special effects courtesy of a creative partnership between Weta Workshop (King Kong, The Lord of the Rings) and The Orphanage (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sin City), THE HOST is equal parts creature-feature thrill ride and poignant human drama.

Gang-du (SONG Kang-ho) works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo ( KO A-sung), who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du walks out to the riverbank with a delivery, he notices that a large crowd of people has gathered, taking pictures and talking about something hanging from the Han River Bridge. The otherwise idyllic landscape turns suddenly to bedlam when a terrifying creature climbs up onto the riverbank and begins to crush and eat people. Gang-du and his daughter run for their lives but suddenly the thing grabs Hyun-seo and disappears back into the river. The government announces that the thing apparently is the Host of an unidentified virus. Having feared the worst, Gang-du receives a phone call from his daughter who is frightened, but very much alive. Gang-du makes plans to infiltrate the forbidden zone near the Han River to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the horrifying Hostů

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/09 24 $314,488   71 $4,429   $314,488 3
2007/03/16 27 $245,964 -22% 69 $3,565   $687,454 10
2007/03/23 25 $269,884 +10% 94 $2,871   $1,057,280 17
2007/03/30 23 $282,744 +5% 116 $2,437   $1,452,018 24
2007/04/06 26 $171,796 -39% 101 $1,701   $1,739,988 31
2007/04/13 38 $103,775 -40% 84 $1,235   $1,910,409 38
2007/04/20 44 $51,444 -50% 78 $660   $2,010,000 45
2007/04/27 52 $44,118 -14% 63 $700   $2,079,462 52
2007/05/04 56 $22,144 -50% 41 $540   $2,122,899 59
2007/05/11 64 $17,886 -19% 34 $526   $2,151,913 66
2007/05/18 75 $10,022 -44% 17 $590   $2,169,274 73
2007/05/25 72 $5,366 -46% 9 $596   $2,181,005 80
2007/06/01 83 $3,458 -36% 9 $384   $2,188,784 87
2007/06/08 79 $2,255 -35% 7 $322   $2,192,787 94
2007/06/15 83 $2,447 +9% 4 $612   $2,196,107 101
2007/06/22 86 $1,988 -19% 3 $663   $2,199,217 108
2007/06/29 87 $256 -87% 2 $128   $2,200,361 115
2007/07/06 87 $902 +252% 3 $301   $2,201,412 122

Daily Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/09 - $88,000   74 $1,189   $88,000 1
2007/05/28 69 $1,788   9 $199   $2,182,793 81

Worldwide Weekly Chart Record

DateRank Gross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal Gross
2006-07-27 22 $3,756,083   620 $6,058 $3,756,083
2006-08-03 5 $25,128,891 +569.02% 620 $40,530 $28,884,974
2006-08-10 5 $19,780,449 -21.28% 620 $31,904 $48,665,423
2006-08-17 10 $14,729,208 -25.54% 550 $26,780 $63,394,631
2006-08-24 13 $7,683,095 -47.84% 470 $16,347 $71,077,726
2006-08-31 25 $4,402,313 -42.70% 380 $11,585 $75,480,039
2006-09-07 30 $3,813,600 -13.37% 523 $7,292 $79,293,639
2006-09-14 33 $1,789,759 -53.07% 529 $3,383 $81,083,398