Hollywood fantasy action pic “Thor: The Dark World” has continued its No. 1 status on Korean weekend box office.
The second installation of Marvel’s superhero secured its top position on the weekend box office from November 8 to 10 after inviting in 655,000 moviegoers, the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) showed on Monday.
The second-week-straight winning seemed to be backed by the increase of screens after the film’s distributor Sony Pictures Korea and the biggest local theater chain CGV came to an agreement to share its profits contently and decided to run the film in the CGV theaters located in Seoul last Thursday.
New Korean drama film “Commitment” made its debut to the runner-up spot with a ticket sales of 426,000 in its opening weekend.
Starring T.O.P of K-pop giant Big Bang, the thrilling drama centers on 19-year-old North Korean boy named Lee Myung-hoon (T.O.P), who becomes an anti-South spy to protect his sister Hye-in (Kim), the only family of him.
While Hollywood S.F film “Gravity” dropped down to number three after drawing in 244,000 moviegoers, Son Ye-jin’s thriller “Blood and Ties” also took one step down to No, 4 with a ticket sales of 167,000.
U.S. horror thriller “The Purge” rounded off the top five, grabbing in 67,000 horror manias in its opening weekend.
Other popular movies over the weekend included Korean sports drama pic “No Breathing,” Spanish animated pic “Snowflake, the White Gorilla,” Korean drama “Wish,” U.S. romantic melodrama “Safe Haven” and Hollywood thriller “Disconnect.”
Reporter. Cory Lee
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Korea