“The Maze Runner,” which opened on Sept. 18, added US$4.32 million (KRW 4.56 billion), taking its cumulative total to US$11.64 million (KRW 12.3 billion).
The box office popularity of the 20th Century Fox Korea title is being helped by the novel on which the film is based, becoming a bestseller in Korea, as well as the casting of Korean-born actor, Lee Ki-hong.
“Begin Again,” still in second place in its seventh week of release, added US$21.13 million for a cumulative US$ 21.9 million (KRW 23.1 billion).
Lotte Entertainment’s gambling actioner “Tazza 2,” which opened on Sept. 3, dropped 41% but managed to hold onto third place. It added only US$1.04 million (KRW 1.10 billion) for a cumulative total of US$29.7 million (KRW 31.3 billion).
U.S. new release, “Very Good Girls” entered the box office chart at number four, with a lowball US$425,000 (KRW 448 million).
“The Pirates,” a local maritime action comedy handled by Lotte, showed some sea legs in fifth place despite limited screenings. Those nudged its cumulative score to US$ 62.5 million (KRW 65.9 billion) since opening on Aug. 6.
After only a week of release, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” dropped 59%, putting its two week cumulative score on US$1.68 million (KRW1.72 billion).