‘Eagle Eye’ tops Korean box office

DreamWorks action pic nets $3.2 million

SEOUL – The Shia LaBoeuf-starrer “Eagle Eye” opened at the top of a Korean chart that this weekend was largely packed with local titles.

“Eye” spied $3.2 million from 645,000 admissions on 390 screens in a release handled by DreamWorks’ long term partner CJ Entertainment.

“Mamma Mia!” still held on strong, remaining at No.2 in its sixth weekend with $851,000 from 167,000 admissions from 291 screens. Pic has grossed $19.5 million from 3,840,000 admissions to date.

Among new releases, Meg Ryan-starrer “The Women” ranked at No.8, with $219,000 or 43,098 admissions for distributor M-plus pictures.

Korean historical actioner “The Divine Weapon,” which topped the box office for three weeks, dropped to fifth place, adding $387,000 or 76,000 admissions, taking its cume to $18.7 million from 3.68 million admissions.

Other local films took prominent places too. “Modern Boy” and “GoGo 70s” ranked at No.3 and No.4 respectively. “Boy” added $657,000 or 129,000 admissions from 403 screens, bringing its cume to $3.3 million from 655,000 admissions. “GoGo 70s” had a $540,000 weekend take from 106,000 admissions on 311 screens. The retro pic has so far taken $2.5 million from 491,000 admissions.

Art-house helmer Kim Ki-duk’s 15th film, “Dream” was released by local distributor Studio2.0 and placed sixth. It grossed $244,000 from 48,000 admissions on 122 screens. Result counts as a modest success after his previous pics “Time” and “Breath” flopped even with Kim fans.

Low budget Korean thriller “Truck” skidded to No.7, with $178,000 or 35,000 admissions, taking its cume to $2.6 million from 522,000 admissions.

Gangster thriller “Rough Cut,” which was scripted by Kim Ki-duk, rounded off the frame at No.10 with a $123,000 weekend take from 24,300 admissions, passing the 1.3 million ticket sales mark. Pic has been acclaimed by local critics and industry observers as a success in a tough year for the local film industry.