Korea Box Office: ‘Beauty’ Wins Weekend as Hollywood Movies Dominate

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Courtesy of Disney

Opening on Thursday, Disney’s fantasy musical drama, “Beauty and the Beast” topped the South Korean box office. “Beauty” earned $11.9 million from 1.57 million admissions between Thursday and Sunday, accounting for 67% of the weekend total. That is a record opening for Disney’s live-action features.

“Kong: Skull Island” slipped to second, with a drop of 63%. The Warner Bros. release earned $2.36 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $11.5 million after two weekends. Fox’s “Logan” took third place, earning $1.22 million, and extending its total to $15.8 million after three weekends.

Local newcomer “Part-time Spy” debuted in fourth. Opening on Thursday, the undercover espionage earned $805,000 over opening four days.

Long-running “La La Land” climbed to fifth, earning $154,000 for a total of $25.8 million after 15 weekends. Lotte’s local thriller “Bluebeard” suffered a painful 83% drop and slipped from third to sixth.

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