Korea Box Office: ‘Wakanda Forever’ New Releases

Korea Box Office: ‘Wakanda Forever’ New Releases

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A slew of new releases kept the South Korean box office alive over the weekend. They finished in second, third and fourth places, leaving “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” with a narrow lead of first place for its second week.

“Wakanda Forever” made $2.99 ​​million in its second weekend, down 55% on a week-over-week basis. The score was enough to propel the Marvel franchise title to $13.7 million after 12 days of release, according to data from the Korean Film Council’s (Kofic) tracking service Kobis.

The film’s market share more than halved to 38%, as the newcomers took their share of the fray. Nationally, the weekend generated $7.93 million in business, little changed from the previous weekend’s total of $8.16 million.

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The first of the new releases was ‘Decibel’, a Korean action film that recently won awards at the Asian World Film Festival in the US. On its commercial release, it made $2.55 million or a 32% share of the weekend market. During its first five days, it scored $3.60 million.

The Korean-made romance “Ditto” took third place with $1.34 million and a market share of 17%. Over five days, it amassed $2.20 million.

The English-language thriller “Fall” opened in fourth place with $299,000 over the weekend and collected $436,000 over its first five days.

“Hansan: Redux” opened with $51,000 in eighth place. Another Korean title, “Café Midnight”, crept into the top ten with $41,000 in the four days since its release on Thursday.

Holdover title, “Everything, Everywhere All at Once,” rounded out the top five with $184,000. That raises the cumulative since Oct. 12 to $2.61 million.

Japanese animation, “Crayon Shin-chan: School Mystery! The Splendid Tenkasu Mystery” continued to play in sixth place. His weekend score of $144,000 boosted his cumulative to $6.07 million.

Korea’s “Confession” made $127,000 this weekend. After three weeks of release, it has a total of $5.39 million.

“Life is Beautiful” earned $27,000 in ninth place. It has a total of $8.02 million since its release in late September.

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