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TIME RENEGADES Books Another 1st Place Finish
During the calm before the storm that will be Captain America: Civil War, which opend on Wednesday, it was a quiet weekend at the Korean box office, largely dominated by holdovers. Overall admissions dipped to under a million with local fare accounting for just 60% of ticket sales.
Remaining in first place was CJ Entertainment’s romantic-thriller Time Renegades, which slowed just 29% for 239,336 viewers (USD 1.74 million), bringing its total to 944,263 admissions (USD 6.72 million) after 11 days.
Disney’s Zootopia continued its remarkable run in Korea, rising two spots in its tenth weekend after dipping just 9%. The film added another 148,714 spectators (USD 1.08 million), bringing its haul to a strong 4.43 million admissions (USD 30.35 million).
Opening in third place with 144,725 tickets sold (USD 1.04 million) was local youth comedy-drama THE LAST RIDE. In its first four days the film brought in 202,942 viewers (USD 1.43 million).
In its third week, local thriller INSANE dropped 45% for another 106,997 spectators (USD 794,362), bringing it just shy of one million admissions (USD 7.21 million) in total, a strong result for a mid-level release.
Remaining in fifth place after a 38% decline was the Colonial Era romance LOVE, LIES, grabbing another 80,475 spectators (USD 577,312). In 11 days the film has attracted just 402,969 viewers (USD 2.75 million).
With over 95% of reservations and well over 400,000 tickets presold early in the week, all of this week’s chart-toppers will be knocked down by Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. The only question is how big it will open.