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Korea Box Office: ‘Pandora’ Leads Weekend From Buoyant ‘La La Land’

Korean disaster film, “Pandora” and musical drama “La La Land” remained on top of the South Korean box office in their second week in cinemas.

According to the Korean Film Council’s tracking service KOBIS, “Pandora” earned $6.98 million from 1 million admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $20.9 million after two weekends. The Next Entertainment World release accounted for 43% of the total weekend box office revenue.

La La Land” earned $3.2 million from 426,900 admissions between Friday and Sunday and extended its total to $9.37 million after two weekends. Korea is the film’s top market to date.

Lotte Entertainment’s film adaptation of French novel, “Will You Be There?” landed in third over the weekend. In the five days since its Wednesday opening, it earned $4.16 million. The fantasy romance sees a man who travels across time to save his girlfriend.

CJ Entertainment’s “My Annoying Brother” dropped to fourth, earning $821,300 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $19.2 million after four weeks.

Both released by Warner Bros., animated “Storks” and fantasy movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” dropped to fifth and sixth, respectively. “Storks” took $605,000 for a total of $1.85 million after two weekends. “Beasts” earned $558,000 between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $32.8 million after five weekends.

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