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

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.

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