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Korea Box Office: ‘Inside Men’ Holds Off Newcomers For Third Week

Local crime drama, “Inside Men” stayed on top of the Korean box office for the third weekend. It earned $5.74 million from 800,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday, representing 45% of the weekend box office. “Inside” has grossed $34.1 million from 4.95 million admissions.

Warner Bros.’ “In the Heart of the Sea” debuted in second, earning $2.57 million from 339,000 admissions between Thursday and Sunday. Korea is where the maritime disaster movie opened best. The whaling drama has exceeded the total score of director Ron Howard’s previous features “Rush” ($800,000) in 2013 and “Frost/Nixon” ($127,000). Howards “The Da Vinci Code,” scored a total of $16.2 million in 2006.

Korean director Ha Ki-ho’s romantic comedy, “A Dramatic Night” opened in third, making $1.28 million between Thursday and Sunday.

Local dramas “The Priests” and “You Call It Passion” dropped to third and fifth, respectively. “Priests” made $1.07 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $34.7 million after five weekends on release. Representing a week-on-week drop of 63% “Passion” earned $552,000 for a total of $3.45 million after two weekends.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” slipped to eighth with a fall of 67%. It has a cumulative $4.95 million after three weekends.

Two U.S newcomers, “Sicario” and “Southpaw” took sixth and seventh place, earning $363,000 and $434,000 respectively between Thursday and Sunday.

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