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Korea Box Office: ‘My Annoying Brother’ Goes Top in Second Week

Variety logo Variety 12/5/2016 Sonia Kil
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CJ Entertainment’s “My Annoying Brother,” climbed to top the South Korean box office in its second week on release. The bromantic comedy earned $4.22 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $14.4 million after two weekends.

Megabox’s homegrown mystery drama “Missing” debuted in second. Opening on Wednesday, the picture earned $4.66 million from 706,000 admissions over five days. “Missing” sees the story of a mother who desperately seeks a daughter who disappeared with her nanny.

Representing a week-on-week decline of 52%, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” dropped to third from the previous week’s top spot. The Warner Bros. release earned $3.26 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $30.4 after two weekends.

Locally distributed by Lotte Entertainment, Paramount’s “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” opened in fourth place. Opening on Wednesday, the Tom Cruise action drama earned $3 million over five days. That is fractionally lower than the 5-day opening score of “Jack Reacher,” which earned $3.24 million in Korea in 2012.

Opening on the same day, UPI’s fantasy film “Underworld: Blood Wars” landed in fifth, earning $390,000 between Wednesday and Sunday.

“Derailed” opened in seventh, earning $327,100 between Wednesday and Sunday. The debut film by Lee Seong-tae premiered in the Busan film festival’s Panorama section.

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