Korea's record-breaking movie "The Host" seized China's box office last weekend and is staying there. Its producer says the film was released last Thursday in China on 280 screens, the most ever for a Korean movie there.
In that time, "The Host" has raked in over US$650,000. This is the first time for a Korean film to top China's box-office rankings for a whole week.
In May last year the melodrama "Daisy" starring Jun Ji-hyun grabbed top billing on its opening day in China but failed to hold the spot through the week.