The top three spots at the Korean box office remained unchanged from last week as the “Ode To My Father” stream roller continued strongly. The film is now close to achieving 10 million admissions, a mega-blockbuster status that would put it in the top 10 films of all time in Korea.
“Ode,” a melodramatic, nationalistic metaphor filled with nostalgia and struggle, dropped only 31% in its fourth week on release and held on to an unchanged 42% market share. Its weekly haul was $8.33 million, propelling it to a cumulative score of $68.9 million. As of Sunday night it had sold 9.68 million tickets, according to KOBIS, the box office tracking service of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
Holding on second was “Taken 3” which added $2.74 million for an 11 day cume of $12.9 million. It was followed by “The Penguins of Madagascar,” which added $2.1 million for a 12 day cumulative score of $9.48 million.
Highest new release film was Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” which charted in fourth spot with a score of $1.07 million and $1.45 million including previews.
“Paddington,” another new release, was fifth with $975,000 from the weekend and $1.34 million in total.
Local documentary sensation, “My Love Don’t Cross That River” ran “Paddington” a close sixth and now stands on a ticket sales total of 4.64 million and a gross of $33 million.
The final instalment of “The Hobbit” scored $368,000 in ninth spot for a total that was extended to $22 million since its Dec. 17 release.