“Kingsman: The Secret Service” bounced up to first place after spending two weeks in second. It accounted for 31% of the box office in the post-holiday weekend, earning $7.56 million from 1.03 million admissions. Since release, the Fox title has earned $25.2 million from 3.38 million admissions. With a strong occupancy rate of 41% and advanced ticket sales of 20%, “Kingsman” is expected to continue for at least another week.
“The Imitation Game” bounced to second place, helped by its Academy Award-win. The British biopic earned $3.88 million from 561,000 admissions last week, with a week-on-week drop of 21%. The film has earned $8.83 million from 1.24 million admissions in two weeks, according to KOBIS, the box office tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council.
Previous chart-topper “Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island” slipped to third place. The period adventure sequel has managed $26.26 million from 3.68 million admissions after three weekends.
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“Fifty Shades of Grey” debuted in fourth place earning $1.79 million from 247,000 admissions for its opening four days. The film does not seem to be stroking Korean audiences and by Sunday admissions were dropping 30%.
Opening on the same day as “Grey,” U.S. sci-fi thriller “Back to the Beginning” landed in fifth spot, earning $1.34 million from 197,000 admissions.
Warner Bros Korea’s “Focus” took seventh spot on the weekly chart, earning a meager $492,000 from 70,000 admissions. “Focus” is the weakest Korean opening for a Will Smith film since 2008’s “Seven Pounds.”
Splitting the newcomers was Japanese sci-fi thriller “Parasyte: Part 1.” The Yamazaki Takashi film earned $698,000 from 92,000 admissions in its opening 4 days
Long-legged local drama “Ode to My Father” slipped to eighth place. Released on Dec. 17, 2014, “Ode” has earned $105 million from 14.20 million admissions.
Two foreign animated features “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water” and “Stand by Me Doraemon” took ninth and tenth spots respectively. “SpongeBob” has earned $2.03 million from in two weeks, while “Doraemon” has managed $3.05 million after three weekends.