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Korea Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Opens on Top

Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by CJ Entertainment, brushed aside “The Revenant” and debuted on top of the the Korean box office.

It scored $10.5 million from 1.6 million admissions between Thursday and Sunday. Opening on 1,364 screens nationwide, the animated comedy accounted for 68% of the total weekend box office revenue.

The opening score is below “Kung Fu Panda 2,” which made $12.5 million over four days ahead of a cumulative $36.6 million. But both “Panda” episodes had stronger openings than the biggest animated film in Korea, Disney’s “Frozen” which debuted with $7.68 million.

Lotte Entertainment’s sci-fi drama “SORI: Voice from the Heart” debuted in second, earning $1.82 million between Wednesday and Sunday. “SORI” is the story of a bond between a human father and a robot who helps him search for his missing daughter.

NEW’s war drama “A Melody to Remember” slipped to third in its second weekend. It made $1.14 million between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $5.67 million after two weekends on release.

“The Revenant” slipped to fourth place, earning $1.2 million for a total of $12.5 million after three weekends. Oscar-nominated, “The Big Short” dropped to fifth. The drama about the financial crisis made $604,000 million between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $2.35 million after two weekends.

Local drama “The Himalayas,” in sixth place, now has a cumulative of $49.6 million after seven weeks. “Inside Men: The Original,” in seventh, stands on $13.9 million after five weeks. “Mood of the Day” has a cumulative $4.21 million after three weeks.

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