Korea Box Office: ‘Night Owl’ Holds Top Spot Ahead of ‘Men of Plastic’


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Period thriller “The Night Owl” held on to top spot at the South Korean box office for a second weekend. It delivered a strong week-to-week efficiency that noticed off competition from a volley of latest release titles and lifted the general market.

The locally-made “Owl” earned $4.35 million between Friday and Sunday, solely an 11% reduction in contrast with its opening weekend, based on knowledge from Kobis, the info service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic). Its market share stayed robust at 46%. After 12 days on release the movie has accrued $13.4 million.

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Korean-American action star Don Lee (aka Ma Dong Seok) was unable to give his newest movie the identical stage of field office beef as his “Roundup” action titles. The new release Lee-starring comedy drama “Men of Plastic” scored $1.69 million over three days, or an 18% market share. Over the five days since its Wednesday opening the movie accrued $2.67 million.

Japanese animation hit “One Piece Film Red” was another new release. It opened on Wednesday, taking $566,000 over the weekend and $991,000 over five days.

Korean-made interval drama “A Birth” took third place with $526,000 over the weekend and $805,000 over its opening 5 days. (Local charts which use a rating by ticket gross sales numbers present “A Birth” in third place and “One Piece” in fifth.)

The newest “Pororo” Korean-made animation film launched on Thursday and took $515,000 over the weekend, and $545,000 over four days.

A fifth new launch, live performance movie “NCT Dream The Movie: In A Dream” took $340,000 over the weekend and $825,000 over its opening five days (but showed in ninth place by ticket numbers) while another, Japan’s “Even if This Love Disappears From the World Tonight” took $302,000 and $417,000 over five days.

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Taken collectively, the robust maintain by “Owl” and the aggressive array of latest releases, lifted the nationwide box office by 9% compared with the weekend earlier. The total reached $9.46 million, in contrast with $8.66 million within the earlier train.

It is unclear whether the massive number of new releases represents a newfound confidence in the theatrical marketplace or a rush by distributors to get a bit of the motion earlier than “Avatar 2” takes over the theatrical landscape subsequent week.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” languished in eight place with $274,000 over the newest weekend. After practically four weeks in theaters, it has accrued $16.9 million.

Korean romance “Ditto” fell to tenth place with $124,000 in its third weekend. That offers it a $3.62 million cumulative after practically three weeks.

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