[TRANS] 120315 “Elisabeth”, Which Kim Junsu Is Actively Performing In, Tops Interpark’s Daily, Weekly, Monthly & Yearly Sales Charts

[TRANS] 120315 “Elisabeth”, Which Kim Junsu Is Actively Performing In, Tops Interpark’s Daily, Weekly, Monthly & Yearly Sales Charts

On 14 March, “Elisabeth” became a topic of discussion after it ranked 1st, in Interpark’s daily, weekly, monthly and yearly sales charts among 342 musicals.

The margin between the musical which ranked 2nd on the weekly charts with a sales figure of 4.7%, and “Elisabeth’s” 18.7%, proves “Elisabeth’s” exceptional popularity.

“Elisabeth’s” box-office boom is also unusual in the musical industry overall.

Although “Elisabeth” is being performed for the first time locally, it has been receiving much attention since a few years ago, for being the most anticipated production, catching the eyes and ears of audiences. After it opened, the response was explosive, and the seats were all sold out for consecutive days.

“Elisabeth” not only beat anticipated musicals such as “Notre Dame de Paris” and “Wicked”. It also surpassed “Doctor Zhivago”, which has received much interest as it features Jo Seung Woo, and French musical “Mozart Opera Rock”, to be ranked 1st on the sales charts.

Top actors and actresses including Kim Seon Young, Ok Joo Hyun, Ryu Jung Hwan, Song Chang Ui, Kim Junsu and Park Eun Tae showcase large-scale performances which encompass both perfect performances, and an ever-changing stage. Under the glamourous theme, the musical depicts the story of a true character, Queen “Elisabeth” from the Imperial House of Habsburg in Austria, and a fictional character, “Death”, who is in love with her beauty. The musical, which has both the elements of beautiful music as well as harmony, has been highly acclaimed worldwide for this reason.

Relevant personnel from Interpark expressed, “Not only were the presale figures very high, the response from the audience in the stands has also proven it to be the a top performance. Applause sounds after every scene, and the entire audience gives a standing ovation each time. This surprised even the members of the musical industry. Also, it has been a long time since a musical has had shows which sell out on both weekdays and weekends, irrespective of how the cast switches around.”

A member of the audience who watched the performance expressed, “It was large-scale, and with the actor’s and actresses’ good acting skills, coupled with their singing abilities, I think it was well-worth the money. It feels like I’ve been compensated for the high ticket price.” This member of the audience also said, “It is an interesting musical which is rare nowadays. I would recommend it to my friends, and I feel like watching it again and again,” expressing her satisfaction after watching the musical.

On another note, the musical “Elisabeth” will be holding performances at the Samsung Hall in Blue Square, Hannam-dong, till 13 May.

Source: [BaiduTVXQ + TV Report via Nate]

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[TRANS] 120220 JYJ Movie, Surpasses “Crime” To Rank 1st In Presales…Seats In 19 Cinemas Sold Out, “Expected To Blow Up A Storm”

[TRANS] 120220 JYJ Movie, Surpasses “Crime” To Rank 1st In Presales…Seats In 19 Cinemas Sold Out, “Expected To Blow Up A Storm”

Group JYJ’s daily-life documentary “The Day” is will be hitting the theatres.

According to statistics from the Film Council’s real-time cinema ticket sales figures on the afternoon of 20 February, JYJ’s “The Day” took 1st place with a whopping 42.8%, while “Nameless Gangster (The War Against Crime)” ranked 2nd with 11.5% of the total sales. (JYJ) took 1st place with a large margin of almost 4 times.

Furthermore, once the ticket sales opened, more than 110,000 users logged into the site at the same time, causing the server to crash. JYJ’s management company C-Jes Entertainment expressed, “Seats for “The Day” in all 19 Lotte cinemas have been sold out.”

Representatives of Lotte Cinema commented, “At 1pm, when the reservations for tickets of shows during which JYJ would make appearances were put on sale, 110,000 users were on the site at the same time, causing the server to crash temporarily. And the sales for all 19 cinemas which opened at 4pm also sold out within an hour. In particular, (tickets for) the Busan cinema sold out in a record time of 5 minutes.”

“The Avenuel shop near Lotte Hotel was crowded since morning with Japanese tourists who were there to purchase tickets. Usually, even contents related to singers also only sell about 30%, and the fact that (“The Day”) was able to receive an explosive reaction of selling out so quickly left even the management surprised. They are true Hallyu stars.”

JYJ’s representatives expressed, “As it was produced with the intention of fanservice, we have yet to decide how long it will be running in cinemas. However, as we have been receiving many calls from the fans who have not been able to purchase tickets, we, together with Lotte Cinema, are currently considering increasing the number of screenings.”

“‘The Day’ is a 90 minute production made with the intention of fanservice, for the fans for Valentine’s Day. It records the daily lives of the 3 members of JYJ, as well as their dreams, friendship, happiness and true stories.”

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NEWS 111007 TVXQ Breaks Bon Jovi’s Record In Japan

[News] 111007 TVXQ Breaks Bon Jovi’s Record in Japan, Headlines Billboard KPOP Masters Concert

TVXQ (pronounced “Dong Bang Shin Ki”) is still making waves in the Japanese music industry. The male duo released its new album “Ton” on Sept. 28 and it promptly hit No. 1 on the Japan Oricon daily sales chart, a position they continue to hold.

In its first full week of sales, “Ton” sold over 250,000 records and secured the No. 1 sales ranking on the weekly sales chart as well. With this fete, TVXQ has become the overseas artist with the highest album sales in Japan during its first week of release. In fact, this K-pop boy band is only the second overseas artist to achieve album sales of more than 200,000 during its first week. The previous holder: Bon Jovi, who sold a little over 200,000 copies with its 2000 album, “Crash.”

TVXQ is also the top overseas artist with 9 weeks spent atop the Oricon weekly singles sales chart. This K-Pop group suffered a setback in 2009 when three of its original members jumped ship, however, the Japanese public’s continued support can be clearly seen through these recent album sales figures. TVXQ’s current members are Yunho and Changmin.


As one of the best loved faces of the K-Pop movement, TVXQ is set to headline Billboard’s first K-POP Masters Concert in Las Vegas, scheduled for Nov. 25. The show will be sponsored by the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will feature many of K-Pop’s brightest stars. More details can be found at kpopmasters.com and facebook.com/KPOPMasters.

Huh Gak Reaches the Summit Again!

Huh Gak, the winner of season two of the Korean “American Idol”-like show called “Superstar K”, has attained the No. 1 position on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 weekly singles chart for the second consecutive week with “Hello,” the title song off his most recent EP. “Hello” is a medium-tempo ballad song about a breakup. Huh Gak’s vocal ability has increased substantially since he won “Superstar K,” and he puts it to great use in this track drawing out the sorrowful sentiment in the song’s listeners.

When asked about the secret behind his son’s success, Huh Gak replied, “Everyone has at once time experienced love and the ensuing separation. I believe the lyrics of this song draw on those cherished past memories lying dormant in my listeners. Whenever I perform this song, I try to immerse myself in the song and take my listeners with me.”

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