Korean Movie-Watching Soars

Following trends elsewhere, Korean movie attendance was up in 2002, and 47 percent of all tickets sold were to Korean-made movies. After 9/11 2001, “foreign films saw a rise of only 6.6 percent while Korean films saw an abrupt increase of 96.8 percent. A total of 78 films were produced domestically, and foreign sales came to approximately $15 million. The average Korean saw 2.27 films last year, the most since 1975.”