SEOUL — “Quantum of Solace” dominated the Korean box office over the weekend, beating local hit “My Wife Got Married.”
Bond pic opened Wednesday and brought in $3.3 million from 697,000 admissions on 570 screens, including a $2.45 million weekend take.
Opening was the biggest in South Korea for any pic in the James Bond series, beating previous record-holder “Casino Royale,” which drew 420,000 admissions in its first weekend.
Besides Bond there was little solace for local exhibs. After winning two consecutive weekends, “My Wife Got Married” slipped to No. 2, adding only $770,000, or 162,400 admissions, although it played on 385 screens. The CJ Entertainment movie has cumed $6.7 million.
Rest of the films on the chart attracted fewer than 100,000 admissions. “Bank Job” took third place, adding $370,000, or 78,300 admissions, on 249 screens, and grossed $1.7 million from 359,000 admissions to date for distributor SidusFNH.
“Eagle Eye” ranked at No. 4 in its fifth weekend, cuming $10.3 million, including a $327,000 weekend take from 68,900 admissions.
Among new films, local pic “Once Upon a Time in Seoul” opened in fifth place with $251,000 from 53,000 admissions for its four-day run on 241 screens. Studio2.0 distributes.
Although officially opening Nov. 13, local pic “Antique” ranked No. 9 thanks to a Saturday and Sunday sneak peek, drawing $123,000 for distributor Showbox from 26,000 admissions on 178 screens.
“Body of Lies” took eighth place in its third weekend and rapidly dropped behind earlier openers such as “Eagle Eye” and “Mamma Mia!,” cuming $2.5 million, including a $142,000 weekend take.