SEOUL — Despite the ongoing MERS outbreak, the Korean box office recovered from last week’s slump. According to the KOBIS tracking service, admissions hit 2.19 million between Friday and Sunday, represented a week-on-week rise of 147%.
Spectators were brought out by “Jurassic World.” Released on Thursday, the UPI picture grossed $14.4 million from 1.81 million admissions in four days. Opening on 1,290 screens nationwide, “World” accounted for 72% of the weekend total. Its score was the second highest opening of the year, behind “Avengers: Age of Ulton,” which amassed $28.2 million in its first week.
“San Andreas” slipped to second place, with a drop of 63%. The disaster pic earned $2.1 million between Friday and Sunday, boosting its total to $11.2 million after two weekends.
Third place went to Warner’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” with $1.05 million between Friday and Sunday, down 49%. It has a cume of $28.3 million after a month in cinemas.
The weak performance of Korean titles continued for another week. Fifth-placed, “The Treacherous” managed $243,000 and after four weekends has accumulated $7.82 million.
Last week’s opener “Perfect Proposal” took an 87% tumble to eighth place, managing only $66,500 between Friday and Sunday, and just $960,000 after 11 days.