SEOUL — “Oldboy” director Park Chan-wook returned to the top of the Korean box office with “I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK,” albeit with modest ticket sales of 351,000, worth some $2.1 million.
That gave it a 28% share of the market in the Dec. 7-10 weekend and put it ahead of Lotte Entertainment’s Daniel Heney starrer “Seducing Mr. Perfect,” which notched 247,000 spectators and a 20% share.
A far cry from Park’s vengeance trilogy, “Cyborg” is a romantic comedy set in a mental institution, but reviews have been mixed, and many find it hard to see as a love story.
Previous B.O. champ “Sunflower” dropped to third spot behind “Cyborg” and “Perfect,” with 166,000 admissions over the weekend and a modest 993,000 admissions after two and a half weeks.