“Mogadishu” earned $4.26 million in its second weekend of release, down only 14% compared with its first session, in which it took $4.96 million. Since its July 28, 2021 debut “Mogadishu” has accumulated $14.5 million, making it the sixth ranking film released in Korea this year and the top locally-made title of 2021, according to data from the Korean Film Council’s Kobis tracking service..
“The Suicide Squad” opened earned $1.66 million over the weekend and $2.57 million since its release on Wednesday (Aug. 4).
Other new releases also fared relatively poorly. Japanese animation, “Doraemon The Movie: Nobita’s New Dinosaur” scored $295,000 over four days and was only good enough for fifth place over the weekend. “The Green Knight” earned $56,000 over the weekend and $87,600 over four days. “Blackpink: The Movie” earned $65,200 over the weekend and $135,000 over four days.
The aggregate weekend box office weighed in at a lightweight $7.88 million, compared with $8.74 million the previous weekend, but higher than the $6.47 million achieved a week earlier.
The weekend totals are roughly double those in the first quarter of the year. But since June they appear to have reached a new plateau from which it is still hard to go higher and get anywhere near pre-COVID levels of attendance and revenue.
“Boss Baby: Family Business” (aka “Boss Baby 2”) slipped to third place on its third weekend of release in Korea. It earned “640,000, down 38% compared with its previous weekend, for a 19-day cumulative score of $6.56 million.
“Black Widow,” which remains the highest grossing film of the year in Korea, held on to fourth place over the weekend with a $466,000 haul. Since release on July 7, 2021, it has amassed $25.7 million.