Korea Box Office: Local Titles ‘Veteran,’ ‘Beauty Inside’ Hold Top Spots

BUSAN – Action comedy, “Veteran” remained on top of the Korean box office. With a week-on-week drop of 40%, it earned $9.12 million from 1.35 million admissions between Friday and Sunday and accounted for 44% of the total weekend revenue.

The CJ Entertainment release has amassed $59.5 million from 9.04 million admissions after three weekends on release.
High-concept romantic comedy, “The Beauty Inside” debuted in second place. The NEW release made $4.22 million between Thursday and Sunday. “Beauty” is a based on 2012’s short film of the same title about a man who wakes every day in a different body.

Showbox’s “Assassination” slipped to third place in its fifth weekend in cinemas, earning $3.23 million between Friday and Sunday. It has made $75.4 from 11.6 million admissions since its July 22 release.

“Fantastic 4” landed in fourth, with a disappointing $1.93 million from 300,000 admissions over the opening four days.

Fifth spot belonged to “Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation” which earned $925,000 between Friday and Sunday. The Paramount franchise has made $39.3 million since Jul 30. “Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol,” made $48 million in 2011.

In sixth place, Uhm Jung-hwa-starring fantasy drama “Wonderful Nightmare” now stands on a cumulative haul of $4 million after two weekends. Korean shamanist horror “The Chosen: Forbidden Cave” debuted in eighth, making $602,000 between Thursday and Sunday.

Lotte Entertainment’s big project “Memories of the Sword” finished outside the top ten in only its second week of release. It dropped 94% in the second frame and has amassed only $2.71 million from 415,000 admissions.

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