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Korea Box Office: ‘The Mummy’ Beats ‘Villainess’ and ‘Wonder Woman’

Variety logo Variety 6/12/2017 Sonia Kil
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The Mummy” landed up top of the South Korean box office, breaking box office records Tuesday, when it opened in South Korean cinemas. It finished with $17.8 million after six days.

With $6.57 million from 873,000 admissions on opening day, it beat opening records for local and foreign films previously held by “Train to Busan” and “Captain America: Civil War.” It accounted for 52% of total weekend box office revenue.

Cannes Midnight screener, “The Villainess” debuted in second. Opening on Thursday, the local action drama earned $3.36 million over four days.

“Wonder Woman” slipped from top spot to third, with a drop of 72%. The Warner Bros. release earned $1.77 million for a total of $13.4 million after two weekends. In fourth place, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also dropped 70%. The Disney release earned $1.11 million between for a total of $21 million after three weekends.

Political documentary, “Our President” took fifth. It earned $996,000 between Friday and Sunday for a cumulative $11.0 million after three weekends. With a drop of 91%, Fox International Production’s Korean-language war drama “Warriors of the Dawn” slipped to sixth in its second weekend. It earned $246,000, for a total of $5.34 million after two weekends.

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