Are ‘Confession’ and ‘Remember’ Doomed to Fail at the Box Office?

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Recently-released box office movies have been failing to win the hearts of moviegoers.

According to data from Korean Film Council on October 28th, Confession topped the box office by attracting 28,429 moviegoers on its second day of release.

Confession ranked second on its premiere day, garnering over 40,000 viewers. Although it rose to the top spot the next day, only 20,000 people bought tickets for the movie, resulting in an extreme drop in audience.  Remember landed at No.1 on its first day of release but soon fell down to second place on its second day of release, attracting 28,068 moviegoers.

The top two movies have a gap of only 300 viewers. As both movies are doing so poorly at the box office, it is highly unlikely that there will be any synergy to be created from the competition between the two movies.

Despite receiving some positive reviews for their polished and somewhat entertaining plots, both movies failed to attract the number of spectators they had expected. On October 27th, only 119,188 moviegoers went to theaters to watch movies.

Viewers are becoming more and more cautious in choosing what movies to watch due to the rising cost of movie tickets. Results also suggest positive word of mouth plays a major role in attracting spectators to movie theaters.

Confession and Remember are expected to gear up to attract more moviegoers for the upcoming weekend.

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