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Captain America fends off Korean newcomers

Captain America fends off Korean newcomers

By Kevin Ma

Wed, 16 April 2014, 12:00 PM (HKT)

Box Office News

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) held the top spot at the South Korea box office for the third consecutive weekend.

With a market share of 33.7%, the Marvel Studios LLC film added 471,000 admissions from 706 screens between Friday and Sunday for 3.32 million admissions and ₩26.7 billion (US$25.7 million) after 19 days.

The top newcomer this weekend was revenge thriller Broken 방황하는 칼날 (2014) (pictured). Based on a HIGASHINO Keigo 東野圭吾 novel, and adapted in Japan as The Hovering Blade さまよう刃 (2009), the LEE Jeong-ho 이정호 film attracted 458,000 admissions and ₩3.71 billion (US$3.56 million) from 592 screens on its first four days.

Three years ago, Perfect Number 용의자X (2012) – based on Higashino's novel Suspect X – attracted 634,000 admissions in its first four days for a total of 1.55 million admissions and ₩11.2 billion (US$10.8 million).

Innocent Thing 가시 (2014), the latest film by Volcano High 화산고 (2001) director KIM Tae-gyun 김태균 | 金泰均, opened fifth-placed with 95,300 admissions and ₩752 million (US$722,000) from 356 screens. The suspense melodrama stars JANG Hyeok 장혁 | 張赫 as a teacher who falls for an obsessive student.

From just 39 screens, Ritesh BATRA's The Lunchbox (2013) made ₩49.8 million (US$47,900) from 6,420 admissions on its first four days on release.

Thread of Lies 우아한 거짓말 (2014) dropped out of the top ten in its fifth weekend, earning ₩157 million (US$151,000) from 22,900 admissions. After 32 days in cinemas, the LEE Han 이한 | 李翰 drama has made ₩11.6 billion (US$11.2 million) from 1.61 million admissions.

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