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Korea Box Office: ‘Interstellar’ Defies ‘Mockingjay’ and ‘Dumber To’

SEOUL — Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” held on to top spot at the Korean box office for the third week, far ahead of “Mockingjay” and “Dumb and Dumber To.”

Over the Friday to Sunday weekend “Interstellar” added $2.57 million, lifting its cumulative score to $59.88 million (KRW 66,510,100,126). That makes South Korea the third biggest market for the film behind the U.S. and China.

The film’s market share dropped to 40%, but that was still nearly twice as strong as the second placed film, Korean newcomer “Big Match,” a comedy actioner, with a 22% share. Starring several of Korea’s most bankable stars, “Big Match” took $ 1.19 million (KRW 1.32 billion) for a cume of $3.91 million (KRW 4.35 million).

The Brad Pitt starrer “Fury” held third spot and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” was unchanged in fourth. Fuelled by a recent promotional visit to Korea by Pitt, “Fury” scored $850,000 (KRW 944,million) taking its cume to $7 million (KRW 7.78 billion). “Mockingjay” made $343,000 (KRW 381 million) for a cume of $5.21 million (KRW 5.80 billion) since its Nov. 20 release.
“Dumb and Dumber To” which opened in Korea on Nov. 27, debuted at number 5 and took $252,120 (KRW 280,030,300 ).
A local indie documentary about an elderly couple facing death, “My Love, Don’t Cross That River” was at sixth place and took $180,000 (KRW 199 million).

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