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Korea Box Office: ‘Inside Men’ Tops Chart, Newcomers Open Soft

Local crime drama, “Inside Men” stayed on top of the Korean box office for the fourth weekend. It earned $4.24 million from 603,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a cumulative total of $40.5 million from 5.96 million admissions.

“In the Heart of the Sea” remained in second, earning $1.66 million from 234,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The whaling drama has made a total of $5.21 million from 728,000 admissions after two weekends on release.

Local animated feature “Pororo3: Cyber Space Adventure” debuted in third, earning $1.03 million between Thursday and Sunday. “Pororo: The Racing Adventure,” the previous feature-length release of the series, scored $1.36 million over four days and finished with $5.78 million in 2012.

Opening on the same day, U.K.-French action thriller “Legend” opened in fifth, making $984,000 over four days.

Local duo “The Priests” and “Love Guide for Dumpees (formerly known as “A Dramatic Night”) slipped to third and sixth, respectively. Occult thriller “Priests” has earned $35.6 million from 5.39 million admissions since its Nov. 5 release. Romantic comedy drama “Dumpees” made $375,000 between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $2.08 million after its second weekend.

“Fathers and Daughters” opened in ninth, earning $308,000 between Thursday and Sunday. It exceeded the total score of director Gabriele Muccino’s 2012 release “Playing for Keeps” ($59,600).

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