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Korea Box Office: ‘Twenty’ Scores Big Opening, ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Kingsman’ Still Strong

BUSAN — Local comedy “Twenty” opened in top spot on March 25 and won this weekend.

Lee Byeong-heon’s youth comedy with young stars Kim Woo-bin (“The Con Artist”), K-pop boy band 2PM’s Lee Jun-ho and Kang Ha-neul (“Empire of Lust”) earned $7.91 million from 1.14 million admissions in its opening five days.

With a huge opening, “Twenty” accounted for almost half the total box office revenue for the weekend, according to KOBIS, the box office tracking service of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). The single territory release by Next Entertainment World (NEW) was enough to make “Twenty” the seventh biggest film globally this weekend, according to Rentrak.

With a week-on-week decline of 33%, “Whiplash” dropped to second place. The Oscar-winning title earned $1.88 million from 253,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday, extending its cumulative score to $8.95 million from 1.24 million admissions after three weekends.

Third place was taken by “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which earned $1.63 million from 214,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The British spy drama now stands on a cumulative of $42.4 million from 5.7 million admissions after seven weekends on release.

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Sci-fi adventure sequel “Insurgent” opened in fourth place, earning $1.46 million from 211,000 admissions over its opening five days. With an average occupancy rate of 10%, “Insurgent” is not expected to exceed “Divergent,” which opened in Korea last April and earned $2.99 million from 424,000 admissions during its theatrical run.

Disney’s live-action film “Cinderella” dropped to fifth place, managing $1.01 million from 147,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The romantic fantasy film has a cumulative haul of $4.05 million from 580,000 admissions after two weekends.

Representing a week-on-week drop of 76%, Warner Bros.’ action thriller “Run All Night” dropped to sixth. The Liam Neeson-starring film has earned $1.96 million from 272,000 admissions since March 19.

Korean crime thriller “The Deal” which opened in top spot two weeks ago dropped to seventh place after three weekends, with a week-on-week drop of 86%. The Daou tech release has so far earned $6.23 million from 842,000 admissions.

UPI’s “Chappie” and local comedy “Granny’s Got Talent” took eighth and ninth, respectively. “Chappie” made $4.15 million from 569,000 admissions after three weekends on release, while NEW’s “Granny” has earned $3.69 from 517,000 admissions since March 5.

Handled by CJ E&M, newcomer “The Good Lie” opened in tenth place. Earning $64,000 from 9,000 admissions over four days.

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