Tom Cruise-starring “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. Opening on Wednesday, the sixth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” series earned $3.53 million on opening day. That was the franchise’s best opening score in Korea. The Lotte-distributed Paramount movie earned $25.1 million from 3.23 million admissions between Wednesday and Sunday, accounting for 66% of the total weekend box office.
“Incredibles 2” slipped to second place, representing drop of 58%. The Walt Disney release earned $3.64 million from 492,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a cumulative of $16.8 million after two weekends on release.
Korean sci-fi actioner “Illang: The Wolf Brigade” opened in third. Opening on Wednesday, the Kim Jee-woon movie earned $5.29 million over five days. Warner Bros.’ sixth local-language production in Korea, “Illang” is a live-action adaptation of a 1999 Japanese animation. The futuristic story revolves around a special unit set up to quell a terrorist sect rebelling against a unified government of North and South Korea.
Korean fantasy adventure animation, “The Haunted House: The Secret of the Cave” landed in fourth place. The CJ E&M release earned $2.17 million over five days.
Disney’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” took fifth. It earned $442,900 and extended its four-weekend total to $42.2 million. Warner Bros. Korea’s “The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion” took sixth. The revenge thriller added $309,000 for a total of $24.22 million after five weekends.