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‘Mamma Mia!’ tops Korean box office

Musical's fourth frame beats 'Divine Weapon'

SEOUL — International hit “Mamma Mia!” stepped up to No.1 at the Korean box office in its fourth weekend, replacing “The Divine Weapon,” which had dominated the charts for three consecutive frames. Abba-themed pic added 278,000 admissions or $1.5 million from 413 screens, taking its cume to $16.9 million.

CJ Entertainment’s ” Weapon” continued to draw audiences, with 215,000 admissions or $1.1 million from 439 screens. To date, the historical epic has grossed $17.9 million from 3,322,000 admissions.

The Guillermo Del Toro-helmed actioner “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army” also opened and captured fourth place with 209,000 admissions or $1.1 million from 355 screens.

Two local films that were released last weekend showed unexpected results. “Truck”, a low-budget thriller produced and distributed by Sidus FNH ranked at No.3, with 243,000 admissions or $1.3 million from 337 screens for the four day run from Thursday to Sunday. Helmed by Kwon Hyung-jin (“For Horowitz”,) pic portrays the death struggle of a truck driver with a ruthless murderer.

Similar results came from “My Dear Enemy,” a vehicle for Cannes 2008 best actress winner Jeon Do-yeon. Released by Lotte Entertainment on Thursday, pic ranked at No.5 with a $1 million take from 201,000 admissions on 389 screens.

Another local title, “Rough Cut” finally passed 1 million ticket sales mark. Pic added 132,000 admissions or a $712,000 weekend take from 305 screens in its third weekend for a cume of $6 million from 1.12 million admissions to date.

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