Two Korean titles, that both opened on Wednesday, took top spots at the Korean box office over the weekend. The two newcomers enjoyed 51% of total weekend revenue.
Opening on 965 screens, “The Princess and the Matchmaker” scored $6.74 million from 924,000 admissions over five days. Set in the Joseon era, the CJ Entertainment release is the story of a princess who refuses to marry any of her four suitors and instead escapes to find the man she loves.
“Little Forest” earned $5 million from 686,000 admissions over five days. Adapted from a Japanese manga, the Megabox release sees a city girl returning to her hometown in the countryside, where she heals her emotional wounds.
Previous chart topper, “Black Panther” dipped 64% and earned $2.05 million for a cumulative total of $41.0 million since its Feb. 14 release. “Whatever Happened to Monday” earned $1.53 million for a total of $5.86 million after two weekends. “The Shape of Water” remained in fifth place, earning $504,000 for a two-weekend total of $2.54 million.
Japanese fantasy drama “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” and Fox’s “Red Sparrow” debuted on Wednesday and earned $1.11 million and $604,100, respectively.