South Korean Box Office: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Debuts on Top
'We Are Brothers' followed suit along with other homespun comedies
David Fincher's thriller Gone Girl took No. 1 in the South Korean box office over the weekend of Oct. 24-26, hauling in 29.2 percent of tickets amid the dominance of local comedies.
Gone Girl, inspired by Gillian Flynn's best-selling book of the same name, debuted here Oct. 23 via Twentieth Century Fox Korea and has earned a cumulative $3.8 million. Fincher's previous films have been well received in the Asian country, with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button bringing in close to $11 million in 2008.
Debuting second was We Are Brothers, the latest among Korean filmmaker Jang Jin's unique brand of comedy films handled by Showbox/Mediaplex. The story about two brothers who, separated at an orphanage, reunite as a pastor and shaman took 22.1 percent of the share. It has so far earned close to $3 million.
My Love, My Bride (Cineguru/Daou Tech), the local rom-com that topped the Korean box office for two consecutive weeks, stepped down to third place. It has grossed $13.57 million thus far. It was followed by Red Carpet, a new sex comedy by local filmmaker Park Bum-su that opened on Oct. 23 via Prain Global.
Dracula Untold, which stood in second place during the two previous weeks, ranked fifth. Distributed by UPI Korea, the fantasy actioner has earned a cumulative $9.2 million through diverse screening formats, including IMAX offerings.