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Korea Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Remains on Top in Second Weekend

Variety logo Variety 3/27/2017 Sonia Kil
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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” remained on top of the South Korean box office for the second week. The fantasy romance earned $7.81 million from 1.03 million admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $23.3 million from 3.1 million admissions after two weekends. Showing on some 1,255 screens nationwide, “Beauty” accounted for 41% of the total weekend box office.

Local crime actioner “Prison” opened in second on Thursday. The Showbox release earned $9.31 million over four days, including previews. “Prison” sees a troubled former police inspector sent to jail and become a crucial player in a crime syndicate.

Far behind were two other Thursday newcomers. “Ordinary Person” landed in third. The Opus Pictures release earned $1.82 million. The Korean drama features a detective who is ordered to fabricate evidence about a serial murder case. Fox’s “Hidden Figures” opened in fourth place, earning $1.03 million in four days.

Kong: Skull Island” slipped to fifth place with a week-on-week drop of 82%. The Warner Bros. release earned $419,000 and extended its total to $12.5 million after three weekends. “Logan” was in sixth place with $153,000, for a cumulative total of $16.41 million after four weeks.

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