BUSAN — “The Martian” debuted on top of the Korean box office during the three-day Hangul Day Holiday. The film opened on Thursday and earned $13.0 million from 1.81 admissions over four days. The Fox released sci-fi adventure is Ridley Scott’s highest grossing film in Korea, surpassing “Robin Hood,” which grossed $10.2 million from 1.6 million admissions in 2010.
Representing a week-on-week decline of 9%, Hollywood comedy “The Intern” slipped to second place. The office comedy made $3.49 million from 490,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $15.3 million from 2.27 million admissions after three weekends on release.
Korean legal comedy, “The Advocate: A Missing Body” opened in third place, earning $3.83 million from 556,000 admissions over its opening four days.
Fourth-placed, Lee Joon-ik’s “The Throne” made $1.64 million from 242,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The period drama tragedy has made $41.0 million from 6.01 million admissions since its Sept. 16 release. “The Accidental Detective” has made $16.4 million from 2.41 million admissions after three weekends on release.
Warner Brothers’ “Pan,” debuted in sixth, earning $983,600 from 145,000 admissions between Thursday and Sunday.