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Korea Box Office: ‘Tunnel’ Holds off ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’

Disaster drama, “Tunnel” reigned the Korean box office for the fourth consecutive weekend. The Showbox release earned $2.65 million from 345,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $50.8 million after four week on release. It is the third biggest Korean release of the year.

Opening on Wednesday, “Mechanic: Resurrection” debuted in second. The U.S.-French co-produced action thriller earned $3.02 million over first five days in cinemas.

Warner Bros.’ “Lights Out” and UPI-distributed “Ghostbusters” took third and fourth, respectively. “Lights” earned $1.84 million between Friday to Sunday for a total of $7.15 million after two weekends. “Ghostbusters” earned $970,000 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $3.46 million after two weekends.

Local summer hits, Lotte’s “The Last Princess” and NEW’s “Train to Busan” took fifth and sixth. “Princess” earned $750,000 between Friday to Sunday for a total of $39.7 million after five weekends. “Train” earned $439,000 between Friday to Sunday and extended its total to $81.3 million after seven weekends.

Suffering a week-on-week decrease of 70%, “Star Trek Beyond” slipped to seventh. “Beyond” earned $418,000 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $9 million after three weekends. “The Secret Life of Pets” dropped to eighth, earning $388,000 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $17.5 million after five weekends.

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