Number of movie screens in South Korea 2019, by province

As of April 2019, more than 700 movie screens were in Gyeonggi province in South Korea. The city with the highest number of movie screens was Seoul with almost 600 screens.

Cinemas

In the same period, around 121 cinemas were operating in Gyeonggi province and around 100 cinemas were operating in Seoul. Almost all cinemas in South Korea are multiplex theaters operated by one of three cinema chains. Around half of South Korean cinemas are owned and operated by CGV, which is a subsidiary of the CJ Corporation, followed by Lotte Cinema and Megabox. Only around three percent of cinemas are not owned by one of those three companies.

Box office in South Korea

In 2018, the number of cinema admissions in South Korea was at around 216 million, while the box office revenue in South Korea amounted to around 1.8 trillion South Korean won. Around half of that was made with movies from South Korea, closely followed by movies originating in the United States. The highest grossing movie that year was Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days with around 102.7 billion won in revenue, closely followed by Avengers: Infinity War with around 100 billion won in revenue. As of November 2019, the highest grossing movie of all time in South Korea was Extreme Job, which was released in 2019 and had a revenue of around 140 billion won.

Number of movie screens in South Korea as of April 2019, by province

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

April 2019

Supplementary notes

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