Korea Box Office: ‘Spirits’ Overpower ‘Gods’  

Gods of Egypt
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Korean sex slave drama “Spirits’ Homecoming” remained on top of the Korea box office, earning $4.03 million from 601,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $16.6 million from 2.6 million admissions.

Newcomer “Gods of Egypt” landed in second, scoring $3.55 million from 502,000 admissions between Thursday and Sunday. Distributed by Cinema Service and 9ers Entertainment, the fantasy adventure film has sold more tickets in its opening four days than director Alex Proyas’ previous features, “Knowing” and “I, Robot.”

Zootopia” remained in third, making $2.03 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $12 million since its Feb. 17 release.

“Deadpool” slipped to fourth, earning $1.25 million between Friday and Sunday. The Fox release has a cumulative of $21.7 million after three weeks. Lee Joon-ik’s “Dongju: The Portrait of A Poet” took fifth, making $760,000 between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $5.85 million after three weeks. Showbox’s “A Violent Prosecutor” slipped to seventh, making $416,000 for a total of $64.14 million after five weekends.

Distributed by Lotte Entertainment, Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” debuted in sixth place. The biographical war film scored $656,000 between Thursday and Sunday — by far Bay’s lowest opening score in Korea.

Multiple Oscar-winner, “Spotlight” climbed to eighth, earning $411,000 between Friday and Sunday, for a $1.51 million after two weekends. “Room” opened in ninth, earning $364,000 between Thursday and Sunday.

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