Korea Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Debuts on Top

Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” opened in top spot at the Korean box office on Wednesday (May 25). Debuting on 1,258 screens nationwide, the Marvel-based superhero film earned $11.5 million from 1.63 million admissions over five days.

The score is slightly lower than “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which made $13.3 million from 1.91 million admissions in 2014.

The previous week’s winner, local occult thriller “The Wailing” slipped to second. With a week-on-week drop of 53%, the Fox release managed $4.46 million between Friday and Sunday. It now stands on a total of $39.1 million from 5.68 million admissions after three weekends on release.

UPI’s “The Angry Birds Movie” dropped to third, earning $1.07 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $2.92 million after two weekends.

“Sing Street” climbed to fourth from last week’s fifth, despite a 31% decline. The musical drama made $684,000 between Friday and Sunday and extended its total to $2.41 million after two weekends.

Korean family drama, “Canola” slipped to fifth. Earning $529,000 between Friday and Sunday extended its total to $2.46 million after two weekends.

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