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CIVIL WAR Scores 3rd Best Ever Opening in Korea

May 04, 2016
  • Writer by Pierce Conran
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4 Million Viewers in 5 Days


There was never any question that Captain America: Civil War would lay waste to the Korean charts but few could have anticipated just how high it would soar. With 91% of all sales, the Marvel blockbuster was responsible for the vast majority of the 3.04 million tickets moved over the past weekend.


With 2.73 million viewers (USD 21.03 million) over the three-day frame, Civil War recorded the third best opening weekend of all time, behind only Roaring Currents (3.36 million viewers) in 2014 and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2.82 million viewers) in 2015. Over its full five-day start, the comic book title accrued a massive 3.93 million admissions (USD 28.78 million), which already places it in fourth place on the yearly chart. With little competition, strong reviews and word of mouth, and a commanding lead on the reservations chart, Captain America should have no trouble lording over the charts throughout the first half of May.


Dropping to a distant second in its third weekend was local romantic thriller Time Renegades, which brought in another 86,663 spectators (USD 633,338) after slowing 64%. The film has now amassed 1.13 million viewers (USD 8.04 million).


After months of soft declines, Disney’s Zootopia finally took a hit as it saw its take sliced in half for 76,372 viewers (USD 544,110). This brings the toon’s stellar total to 4.54 million admissions (USD 31.43 million).


Losing over 75% a piece to close out the top five were local titles THE LAST RIDE and LOVE, LIES, with 30,542 tickets (USD 216,656) and 18,883 tickets (USD 136,122), respectively, giving them new totals of 286,561 (USD 2 million) and 460,653 (USD 3.15 million).


Though unlikely to vie for the top position, CJ Entertainment will launch its action-thriller Phantom Detective, featuring LEE Je-hoon, this week.

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