Korea Box Office: ‘The Wailing’ Tops ‘Angry Birds’

Wailing Cannes Film Festival
Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

Fresh from Cannes, “The Wailing” remained on top of the Korean box office for the second week, accounting for 58% of the total weekend box office. The Fox release earned $9.57 million from 1.33 million admissions between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $31.4 million after two weekends.

UPI released “The Angry Birds Movie,” on Thursday and scored $1.7 million over four days. That was some 69% ahead of the opening of “Home.”

Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War” slipped to third, with a drop of 67%. It earned $1.29 million between Friday and Sunday for a cumulative of $60.5 million after four weekends.

Two newcomers “Canola” and “Sing Street” opened on Thursday and landed in fourth and fifth, respectively. Local director Chang’s “Canola” made $1.41 million over its opening four days. Musical drama “Street” earned $1.21 million.

Taiwanese hit romance “Our Times” was in sixth. It earned $605,900 between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $1.28 million after two weekends. It is by far the biggest Taiwanese release in Korea.

CJ’s crime action drama “Phantom Detective” slipped to seventh from the previous week’s third. It made $571,000 for a total of $9.41 million after three weekends. Sci fi action film “Hardcore Henry” debuted in eighth, with a soft opening score of $280,000 over four days.