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Korea Box Office: ‘Assignment’ Overtakes ‘King’ in Holiday Weekend

Local dramas, “Confidential Assignment” and “The King” swapped places in their second weekend at the Korean box office.

CJ Entertainment’s “Assignment” jumped to top spot, earning $19.7 million from 2.7 million admissions over the four-day Lunar New Year holiday weekend. Its total is $32.2 million after two weekends.

NEW’s “King” earned $12.4 million between Friday and Monday. The crime drama has made $30.1 million after two weekends.

In third, Disney’s “Moana” earned $3.21 million between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $12.7 million after three weekends.

UPI’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” debuted in fourth place, scoring $3.63 million over six days. Helped by its Wednesday (Jan. 25) opening and an extra day for the holiday, that is the franchise’s best opening-week score in Korea. “Final Chapter” features Korean actor Lee Joon-ki in a supporting role.

Japanese animation “Your Name” dropped to sixth, earning $1.53 million to extend its total to $23.6 million after four weekends. Korean animation, “Turning Mecard W: The Revival of Black Mirror” earned $572,000 for a total of $2.53 million after two weekends.

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