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Korea Box Office: ‘Pandora’ Debuts on Top, ‘La La Land’ Dances to Second

Variety logo Variety 12/12/2016 Sonia Kil
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Local disaster blockbuster, “Pandora” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. Opening on Wednesday (Dec 7) in Korea, the Next Entertainment World picture earned $10.1 million from 1.46 million admissions over five days and accounted for 46% of total weekend box office revenue.

Also opening on Wednesday, “La La Land” earned $4.19 million over five days. It is higher than the opening score of “Whiplash,” which made $2.25 million during its five-day opening.

CJ’s bromantic comedy, “My Annoying Brother” slipped to third from the previous week’s first, earning $1.85 million between Friday and Sunday. It has made $17.9 million after three weekends.

Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” dropped to fifth. Its total is $32.3 million after four weekends on release. Warner’s animated “Storks” debuted in fourth, earning $982,000 between Wednesday and Sunday.

E.oni’s mystery drama “Missing” dropped to sixth, earning $940,000 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $6.93 million after two weekends. Distributed by CJ, Japanese animation, “One Piece Film Gold” earned $958,000 between Thursday and Sunday.

Representing a week-on-week slump of 86%, Lotte-distributed “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” made $278,000 between in its second weekend for a total of $3.84 million.

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