South Korea Box Office: 'Northern Limit Line' Hits Top Spot, 'Inside Out' Debuts Third

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'Northern Limit Line'

'Terminator: Genisys' came in second with 21.1 percent of the market share.

South Korean film Northern Limit Line reclaimed first place in the local box office over the weekend of July 10-11, pushing Terminator: Genisys down to second. Pixar's Inside Out debuted at third.

Northern Limit Line, about the 2002 Second Battle of Yeonpyeong that broke out between North and South Korean patrol boats, took 26.2 percent of the revenue during this time frame, according to the Korean Film Council's KOBIS database. The crowd-funded film also became the most watched Korean title of the year. Local industry observers measure a film's performance in terms of admissions, and the Next Entertainment World (NEW) title has so far garnered nearly 4.9 million admissions or in financial terms a total $32.5 million.

The film opens in Australian cities on Thursday followed by the U.S. on Friday.

Terminator: Genisys came in second with 21.1 percent of the market share. The film handled by Lotte Entertainment had debuted in first place last week, toppling over The Northern Limit Line. The film starring Korean superstar Lee Byung-hun has earned a cumulative $19.2 million. In terms of admissions, however, it ranked third.

Inside Out trailed closely behind the latest Terminator film as it took 21 percent of the box office. Distributed by the Walt Disney Company Korea, the animated feature has so far grossed a total $5.2 million.

Inside Out was followed by another new film in cinemas, The Piper. Handled by CJ Entertainment, the fantasy horror is about a father and son that come across secluded village in the mountains where one mystery after another unravels. It grabbed 13.5 percent of the box-office share.

Jurassic World got pushed further down the ranks to finish fifth. The film, released by Universal Pictures International Korea ,brought in 7.2 percent of the share, to record a gross total of $40.8 million.

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