Korea Box Office: ‘The Martian’ Wins Slow Second Weekend  

The top three places at the Korean box office remained unchanged this week. “The Martian” held top spot in its second weekend with a week-on-week drop of 45%.

The sci fi adventure earned $6.11 million from 819,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday and has made $22.48 million from 3.11 million admissions since Oct. 8 release, according to data from the Korean Film Council.

Warner Bros.’ office comedy “The Intern” in second place earned $2.26 million between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $19.6 million after three weekends on release.

Korean legal comedy, “The Advocate: A Missing Body,” stayed in third place in its second weekend. With a decline of 51%, the CJ release earned $1.56 million between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $6.53 million.

“The Transporter Refueled” debuted in fourth. Opening on Thursday, the France-China co-production made $807,000 from 115,000 admissions over four days. That is markedly lower than “Transporter 3,” which earned $2.43 million from 414,000 admissions in its four day opening in 2008 and finished with $5.51 million.

“The Accidental Detective” has made $17.7 million from 2.57 million admissions after four weekends on release. Korea’s Oscars submission “The Throne” slipped to sixth place, making $575,000 and currently stands at $42.7 million after five weekends on release.

UPI’s horror thriller “The Visit” debuted in seventh, earning $264,000 between Thursday and Sunday. Opening on the same day, Korean indie “Circle of Atonement” earned $249,000 over four days. Distributed by CGV Arthouse, the mystery drama recently received its world premiere at the Busan festival.

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