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Korea Box Office: ‘The Priests’ Holds Spell Over ‘Spectre’

Korean occult thriller “The Priests” remained on top of the Korean box office in its second week, beating the new release of “Spectre.”

“Priests” earned $7.43 million from 1.09 million admissions between Friday and Sunday, accounting for 49% of the total weekend box office. It has held top spot at the box office for eleven days in a row, grossing $23.6 million from 3.5 million admissions.

Spectre” debuted in second, making $8.02 million from 1.19 million admissions between Wednesday and Sunday. Mainly owing to its Wednesday opening, “Spectre” exceeds the opening score of “Skyfall,” the previous film in the James Bond franchise, which released on a Friday and earned $6.79 million, before achieving a cumulative of $14.9 million in 2012.

“The Martian” dropped to third. The sci-fi movie has made $33.6 million since its Oct. 8 release.

Michel Gondry’s rereleased “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” jumped up to fourth place, earning $349,000 between Thursday and Sunday.

Fox’s “Bridge of Spies” slumped to fifth, with a decline of 72%. It made $253,000 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $1.61 after two weekends on release. Local thriller “Fatal Intuition” dropped to sixth place. It has made $6.8 million after three weekends on release.

Opening on the same day, Chinese productions “Frog Kingdom” and “Monster Hunt,” debuted in seventh and ninth positions, respectively. Animated feature “Frog” made $150,000 between Thursday and Sunday. “Monster Hunt,” China’s highest-grossing film of all time, underperformed with a modest opening score of $132,000.

 

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