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Evil dethrones Avengers in South Korea


Evil dethrones Avengers in South Korea

By Kevin Ma

Fri, 22 May 2015, 19:00 PM (HKT)


Box Office News

The Chronicles of Evil 악의 연대기 and Mad Max: Fury Road ended Avengers: Age of Ultron' three-week streak at the top of the South Korea box office.

Noir thriller Evil (pictured) was the number one film in terms of admissions, earning ₩6.91 billion (US$6.37 million) from 857,000 admissions over four days. The BAEK Woon-hak 백운학 film stars SON Hyeon-ju 손현주 | 孫賢周 as a detective who tries to hide an accidental murder he committed.

In terms of revenue, the number one film was Mad Max: Fury Road. Released in 2-D, 3-D and IMAX 3-D, the George MILLER film earned ₩7.13 billion (US$6.58 million) from 800,000 admissions.

The two films accounted for 70.1% of total box office revenue for the weekend.

Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped to third place, earning ₩3.10 billion (US$2.86 million) from 385,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The superhero sequel has made ₩84.9 billion (US$78.3 million) from 10.02 million admissions after four weekends. It is the third foreign film to pass the ten million admissions mark in South Korea.

American indie comedy While We're Young (2014) opened in seventh place. Opening on 234 screens, the film earned ₩240 million (US$222,000) from 29,600 admissions over four days. Stephen DALDRY's Trash (2014) opened in tenth place, making ₩107 million (US$98,800) from 14,700 admissions over four days.

Opening on 31 screens, Little Forest: Winter & Spring リトル・フォレスト 冬・春 earned ₩27.2 million (US$25,100) from 3,370 admissions over four days. In February, Little Forest: Summer & Autumn リトル・フォレスト 夏編・秋編 (2014) earned ₩68.1 million (US$62,800) from 8,900 admissions during its run.

With a week-on-week drop of 83.2%, Love Clinic 발칙한 그녀, 까칠한 그놈 earned ₩150 million (US$139,000) from 18,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The romantic comedy has earned ₩1.65 billion (US$1.52 million) from 204,000 admissions. Coin Locker Girl 차이나타운 has made ₩11.6 billion (US$10.7 million) from 1.42 million admissions after three weekends.

The Treacherous 간신, animated film Home and Hollywood comedy Spy open in cinemas this weekend.


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