Korea Box Office: ‘Tunnel’ Stays on Top, ‘Star Trek’ Lands in Second Place

Korea Box Office: ‘Tunnel’ Stays on
Courtesy of Showbox

Disaster drama, “Tunnel” remained on top of the Korean box office for the second consecutive week. The Showbox release earned $8.43 million from 1.12 million admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $37.0 million from 5.08 million admissions after two weekends.

Opening on Wednesday, Lotte-distributed “Star Trek Beyond” earned $5.46 million. It is the “Star Trek” franchise’s biggest opening in Korea. (“Star Trek into Darkness” sold more tickets than “Beyond” in its 2013 debut, but earned less revenue.)

“The Last Princess” took third place, earning $3.71 million between Friday and Sunday. The historical melodrama has accumulated $34.4 million after three weekends on release.

UPI’s “The Secret Life of Pets” remained in fourth. It earned $1.59 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $15.4 million after three weekends.

Korean quartet “Operation Chromite,” “Train to Busan,” “Seoul Station” and “Run Off” took fifth to eighth places. CJ’s “Chromite” earned $1.41 million for a total of $47.3 million after four weekends.

NEW’s “Train” earned $1.36 million to extend its total to $80.8 million after five weekends. A prequel to “Train,” Yeon Sang-ho’s animation “Seoul Station” opened on Wednesday and earned $862,000 over opening five days. “Run Off” earned $478,100 for a total of $4.49 million after two weekends.

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