'My Sassy Girl' remake disappoints
SEOUL — CJ Entertainment’s “My Wife Got Married” ruled again at the Korean box office last weekend.Pic took first place in its second week, adding $1.32 million from 260,000 admissions on 471 screens; cume is $5.2 million from 1,020,000 admissions to date. Meanwhile, Elisha Cuthbert starrer “My Sassy Girl,” based on the Korean film, had a disappointing bow, opening outside the top 10. It took $37,900 from 7,432 admissions during its four-day run on 69 screens handled by distributor Showbox. “The Bank Job,” starring Jason Statham, opened at No. 2, with $882,000 from 173,000 admissions during a four-day run on 275 screens handled by Sidus FNH. “Eagle Eye” slipped to No. 3 in its fourth weekend, adding $739,500 off 145,005 admissions on 328 screens; cume is $10.2 million from 2,008,000 admissions. “Body of Lies” was at No. 4, with a $520,000 weekend take from 102,000 admissions on 286 screens. It has grossed $2.2 million from 444,000 admissions to date. The economic downturn has only accelerated the local film industry’s troubles. Pics below the top 10 drew fewer than 50,000 admissions. Among the new releases, 3-D animated pic “Fly Me to the Moon” took sixth place, grossing $239,000 from 47,000 admissions on 193 screens for new distributor Cinergy. Two new Japanese films were notable on the chart. Helmer Takita Yojiro’s “Departures” opened at No. 7, with $300,000 from 59,000 admissions on 203 screens for buyer and distributor KD Media. Based on the true story of a young Korean man’s sacrifice in Japan, “26 Years Diary” ranked No. 10 with $102,000 from 20,000 admissions on 183 screens for distrib Lotte Entertainment.
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