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Local film Inside Men ruled the South Korean box office for the fourth consecutive weekend for the Dec. 11-Dec. 13 period, accounting for 38.8 percent of the market. In the Heart of the Sea came in second, also maintaining its place from the previous week.
International Weekend 12/13/15
|1. Surprise – Journey to the West||$17.0M||$17.0M|
|2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2||$15.4M||$320.1M|
|3. The Good Dinosaur||$14.3M||$78.2M|
|5. In the Heart of the Sea||$12.6M||$39.4M|
|6. Point Break||$12.3M||$34.5M|
|7. The Martian||$8.1M||$366.3M|
|8. Bridge of Spies||$6.7M||$53.2M|
|9. Inside Men||$5.0M||$41.0M|
|10. The Master (China)||$4.2M||$5.0M|
Distributed by Showbox/Mediaplex, Inside Men‘s market share has tapered off since it took as much as 55.4 percent two weeks ago. Nevertheless, the crime drama starring Terminator Genisys star Lee Byung-hun has earned a cume of $40.31 million.
In the Heart of the Sea, handled by Warner Bros. Korea, ranked No. 2 for the second weekend in a row as it took in 15.1 percent of the revenue, slightly down from the previous week’s 17.6 percent. Ron Howard’s maritime adventure story starring Chris Hemsworth has so far collected $5.19 million.
Three other films shared the remaining revenue, each taking in 7 percent-9 percent of the market.
Pororo 3: Cyber Space Adventure, featuring a beloved Korean cartoon penguin, debuted in third place. Accounting for 8.7 percent of ticket sales during its opening weekend, the homegrown animated film distributed by NEW grossed $1.02 million.
The opening of Pororo 3 pushed The Priests down one spot to the fourth position. The local mystery drama about a Catholic exorcism trailed close behind the animated film as it accounted for 8.1 percent of ticket sales. Total revenue for the CJ Entertainment title amounts to $35.46 million to date.
The U.K./France film Legend debuted in fifth place, taking 7.1 percent of the market share. Distributed by Isu C&E, the crime thriller starring Tom Hardy grossed $980,743 during its first week in theaters.
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