Local Naval Battle Drama Northern Limit Line Sails Smoothly
Pixar's July 9 release Inside Ou
t took the first spot in the box office in its second weekend, passing 2 million admissions. The little-girl story, which initially debuted in fourth, took the come-from-behind victory from previous chart-toppers Northern Limit Line
and Terminator: Genisys.
Set in the mind of an eleven-year-old girl, Riley, Inside Out has stirred grown-up audiences' nostalgia and its popularity has soared by word of mouth. The advance ticket sales rate was highest for audiences in their 20's, followed by 30's and 40's. Some already foresee a 10 million admissions record, as the film shows a similar box office performance to Disney's 2013 hit animated feature The Frozen, which crossed the 2 million admissions mark on its 9th day and eventually reached 10 million admissions.
It is, however, too soon to be optimistic, as Assassination
, one of the biggest local blockbusters this year, is opening on July 22. As of July 21, Assassination
’s advance ticket sales rate is 55.8%, while that of Inside Out
is no higher than 16.5%. Starring Asian superstar Gianna JUN
and Korean top stars LEE Jung-jae
and HA Jung-woo
is an action revenge drama set in Korea when it was a Japanese colony in 1930.
Based on an actual naval battle between North and South Korea, Northern Limit Line
has been enjoying a smooth cruise for over a month since release, defending the top two spots of the chart; Chris COLUMBUS' Pixels
debuted in third-placed, followed by Insidious: Chapter 3
and Terminator: Genysis
. Local horror The Piper
slipped to sixth place in its second weekend in theaters