Korea Box Office: Lotte’s ‘Terminator’ Heads Slow Weekend

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

BUSAN — Opening on Thursday, “Terminator Genisys” earned $11.1 million from 1.49 million admissions over four days. Giving prominent billing to Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, the fifth instalment of the Terminator franchise is the first Paramount title locally handled by Lotte Entertainment since the two struck a long term distribution agreement in March.

The numbers are on a par with “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins” which earned $989,000 from 1.67 million admissions in four days in 2009 and went on to earn $26.5 million from 4.50 million admissions.

Patriotic war drama, “Northern Limit Line” dropped to second place. Accounting for 33% of the total weekend box office revenue, the NEW release earned $6.88 million from 997,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday, with a week-on-week drop of 12%.

It has amassed $21.9 million from 3.23 million admissions after two weekends on release.
“Jurassic World” took third, with $2.44 million between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $38.72 million after four weekends.

Local legal drama “Minority Opinion” dropped to fifth place. Earning $258,000 between Friday and Sunday, it has made $2.26 million since June 24 release.

Auteur Shin Su-won’s Cannes Un Certain Regard selection “Madonna” debuted Thursday, earning $69,700 from 9,920 admissions over the opening four days—including previews.