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Hangul (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,080Details
International Box Office $2,477,466Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,499,546
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In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears in front of him claiming to be his long-lost mother. After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,201-13,300) 13,271 $22,080
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,488 $2,477,466
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,301-9,400) 9,319 $2,499,546
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,756 $22,080

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 17th, 2013 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films, released as Pieta
Video Release: July 23rd, 2013 by Image Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Keywords: Organized Crime, Dysfunctional Family, Loan Shark
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 23rd, 2013

July 23rd, 2013

This week's new releases are so bad that I'm tempted to hold on to this story till I finish the review for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four on Blu-ray, just so I would have a real contender for Pick of the Week. According to, the best-selling new release of the week is an Anime title. Most weeks, Anime titles are filler, because of their are niche appeal. There are a few foreign releases and limited releases worth checking out, but there are not many contenders for Pick of the Week. The two best are Ginger & Rosa on DVD and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXVII on DVD. I'm going with the former for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Starbuck's DVD earns Puck of the Week. See it before Hollywood ruins it with a bad remake. More...

Frances is Lone Bright Spot on Per Theater Chart

May 23rd, 2013

Frances Ha earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $34,350 in four theaters. This is strong enough to suggest serious potential to expand. The overall number one film, Star Trek into Darkness, placed second with an average of $18,140. That's a fantastic start, but lower than expected. More...

Limited Releases Will Make You Laugh

May 17th, 2013

I mentioned last week that every summer there is usually one limited release that has break out success and expands, if not wide, at least wide enough to earn a real measure of mainstream success. This week, we have that first film that might reach that level of success. Frances Ha not only has the best reviews on this week's list, but it also has an impressive pedigree. There are also a couple foreign language films that might find an audience on the art house circuit, Augustine and Pieta, but their chances to expand significantly are much more limited. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/05/17 79 $6,222   12 $519   $6,222 1
2013/05/24 80 $2,352 -62% 5 $470   $12,994 2
2013/05/31 67 $3,284 +40% 4 $821   $17,314 3
2013/06/07 87 $929 -72% 2 $465   $20,199 4
2013/06/14 99 $220 -76% 1 $220   $21,088 5
2013/06/21 99 $170 -23% 1 $170   $21,932 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/05/17 77 $10,642   12 $887   $10,642 1
2013/05/24 98 $366 -97% 2 $183   $14,033 2
2013/05/31 72 $5,237 +1,331% 4 $1,309   $19,270 3
2013/06/07 96 $1,598 -69% 2 $799   $20,868 4
2013/06/14 94 $894 -44% 1 $894   $21,762 5
2013/06/21 101 $148 -83% 1 $148   $22,080 6
2013/07/12 68 $2,719   2 $1,360   $2,719 1

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