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Korea Box Office: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Wins Soft Weekend, ‘Veteran’ Still Strong

BUSAN — “Ant-Man” topped the Korea box office for the second consecutive weekend. In a very soft week, the Marvel super hero film earned $4.91 million between Friday and Sunday, representing a week-on-week drop of 40%. It has earned $16.8 million from 2.37 million admissions after two weekends.

Ryoo Seung-wan’s hit action comedy “Veteran” remained in second spot, earning $2.61 million from 380,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. It has amassed a total of $82.8 million from 12.5 million admissions since its Aug 5 release.

Kwon Hyung-jin’s local thriller “Deep Trap” debuted in third place. Opening on Thursday, it earned $1.39 million from 201,000 admissions over its first four days. It has already exceeded the director’s previous feature “Wedding Dress,” which earned $843,000 in 2010.

Local films, “The Beauty Inside” and “Assassination” remained in fourth and fifth spots. Released on Aug, 20 and Jul. 22 respectively, the two big local titles have made $13.3 million and $82.9 million respectively.

Hong Won-chan’s suspense thriller “Office” which screened in Cannes’ midnight section, dropped to sixth. With a decline of 64%, it earned $509,000 between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $2.81 million after two weekends.

Opening on Thursday, Tarsem Singh’s sci-fi thriller “Self/less” earned $605,000 from 90,000 admissions over four days. UPI’s “Straight Outta Compton” landed in eighth place, earning $189,000 from 26,300 admissions over the four opening days.

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