The number of moviegoers has dropped drastically due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that has cause the nation to fall into grief and anger.
Comparison of last week Saturday’s top five box office sales with this Saturday’s top five shows just how deep in sorrow the whole nation is under.
Last Saturday on April 12, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” ranked No.1 in the box office attracting as many as 201,313 people in one day. In No. 2 was the Korean action thriller, “Broken” with 157,412 people. No. 3 was the Hollywood blockbuster, “Hercules: The Legend Begins,” which attracted 52,324 people. In No. 4 was “Son of God” with 44,742, and in No. 5 was “Grand Budapest Hotel” recording 28,000 people.
The box office sales took a dip compared to previous months due to the fact that it is off-season and since the top seller, “Captain America,” has already has been holding a prolonged influence in the box office