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Number of movie screens in South Korea 2020, by province

As of March 2020, more than 760 movie screens were in Gyeonggi province in South Korea. The city with the highest number of movie screens was Seoul with around 600 screens.


In the same period, around 131 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 the South Korean box revenue are made in cinemas that 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 the box office revenue is made in cinemas are not owned by one of those three companies.

Box office in South Korea

In 2019, the number of cinema admissions in South Korea was at around 226.7 million, while the box office revenue in South Korea amounted to around 1.9 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 Extreme Job with around 139.7 billion won in revenue, closely followed by Avengers: Endgame with around 122.2 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 March 2020, by province

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Release date

March 2020


South Korea

Survey time period

March 2020

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