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Korea Box Office: ‘Revenant’ Remains on Top as Admissions Freeze

Cold weather in Northern Asia chilled the Korean box office, which had its quietest late January weekend for five years.

According to the Korean Film Council’s box office tracking service KOBIS, weekend admissions were 1.57 million. “In addition, there is no standout title that is capable of drawing in admissions,” CJ-CGV’s senior communications manager Cho Sung-jin told Variety.

Snowy tale, “The Revenant” remained on top, earning $2.82 million from 400,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The picture has made $10.3 million from 1.54 million admissions after two weekends on release.

Local war drama “A Melody to Remember” debuted in second in its first weekend, after beating “Revenant” on Thursday and Friday. Starring singer-actor Im Si-wan (“The Attorney”) and Ko A-sung (“Snowpiercer”,) the NEW release made $3.29 million between Thursday and Sunday.

“The Good Dinosaur” remained in third, earning $913,100 million between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $7.5 million after three weeks.

Oscar-nominated, “The Big Short” opened in fourth, making $1.21 million from 172,000 admissions over four days.

Local trio, “The Himalayas,” “Mood of the Day” and “Inside Men: The Original” took fifth to seventh place. “Himalayas” has $49.8 million after six weeks. “Mood” has a cumulative $3.86 million after two weekends. “Inside” now stands on $13.6 million after four weeks.

UPI’s “Steve Jobs” biopic opened in tenth, earning $282,000 between Thursday and Sunday.

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