Korea Box Office: ‘Jungle Book’ Beats ‘Warcraft’ for Weekend Top Spot

THE JUNGLE BOOK
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Disney’s “The Jungle Book” debuted on top of the Korean box office, accounting for 28% of the total weekend. Opening on Wednesday (Jun. 9), the family adventure earned $6.29 million from 852,000 admissions over opening five days. It is by far the studio’s best live-action opening in Korea.

Opening the same day, “Warcraft” landed in second after briefly beating “Jungle” on Wednesday. The video game adaptation scored $5.07 million in five days. Another newcomer, Warner Bros.’ horror thriller “The Conjuring 2” took fourth, earning $3.92 million between Wednesday and Sunday.

Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” slipped to third in its second weekend. The lesbian drama made $3.87 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $22.2 million after two weekends.

Na Hong-jin’s occult thriller “The Wailing” dropped to fifth from last week’s third. It made $987,000 between Friday and Sunday and extended its total to $46.2 million after five weekends.

Warner Bros.’ “Me Before You” dropped to sixth. The romantic drama earned $760,200 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $3.49 million after two weekends.

Displaying a painful 82% drop, Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” took seventh. Between Friday and Sunday, the superhero movie made $700,000 for a total of $20.5 million after three weekends.

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