'Spider-Man 2' falls to #2 spot
“Fatal Encounter,” an 18th century tale of two rival assassins, comfortably topped the box office and knocked “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” into second place. Distributed by Lotte Entertainment, “Fatal Encounter” took a 46% market share with 653,000 ticket sales, worth $4.52 million, in two days since its Wednesday April 30 debut.
“Spider-Man 2” managed a 24% daily market share, but has already spun out a nine day cumulative score of 2.17 million tickets and a gross of $17.8 million.
“The Target,” which is set to have its international bow in Official Selection, out of competition at Cannes on May 22, shot 267,000 ticket sales for a two day cume of $1.87 million. Target is a Korean remake of French thriller “Point Blank.”
Released on May 1, “Rio 2” managed $351,000 for fourth slot, relegating “Mr Peabody And Sherman” to fifth with an eight day cume of $1.18 million.
Figures could likely have been higher, but for the ongoing depressing effect of the Sewol ferry tragedy.