Magazine article Variety

H'wood's Year of the Dragon

Magazine article Variety

H'wood's Year of the Dragon

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The international B.O. hit new heights in 2012, thanks largely to explosive growth in China, which overtook Japan to become the top-earning foreign territory. Disney's "The Avengers" topped the worldwide B.O., with $1.5 billion, but "Ice Age: Continental Drift" helped Fox become the overseas marketshare leader. Meanwhile the worldwide increase in digital cinemas made foreign box office ever more lucrative, making even events like the Olympics seem like a comparatively minor distraction.

South Korea

Local titles fueled a record year in Korea, as box office grew 18% from 201 1 to hit $1.29 billion, and admissions rose 21.8% to 193.4 million.

The country delivered two of its top-three performing local films of all-time in 2012. "The Thieves" became the top Korean film when it reached 13.03 million tickets, besting 2006's "The Host" (13.02 million). "Masquerade" sold 12.30 mililion tickets, moving into third on the all-time list. The two local titles were the top performers in the market, which saw only three imported titles make the top 10: "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Amazing Spider-Man," which ranked sixth, with $35. …

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