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Without any real competition from newcomers, Spider-Man: Homecoming easily held on to a second weekend at the top of the South Korea box office.
With a week-on-week drop of only 46.1%, the Sony Pictures release earned an additional ₩11.9 billion (US$10.5 million) from 1.42 million admissions between Friday and Sunday, accounting for 64.4% of total box office revenue for the weekend. After two weekends, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film has made ₩48.4 billion (US$42.9 million) from 5.9 million admissions.
Homecoming is already the highest grossing Spider-Man film ever in South Korea, and it is currently on track to become one of the highest grossing MCU films in the country.
Walt Disney and Pixar’s Cars 3 opened in second place with only ₩2.16 billion (US$1.91 million) from 289,000 admissions over its first four days on release. Despite the lackluster numbers, it’s already the best opening weekend for the franchise in South Korea.
Despite releasing seven years late, Rob Reiner’s Flipped opened in fourth place, earning ₩1.10 billion (US$976,000) from 135,000 admissions over its first five days on release. Exclusively playing in Lotte Cinemas, the youth romance was released locally by Pop Entertainment.
Irish-Canadian romance Maudie opened in fifth place, earning ₩681 million (US$603,000) from 86,000 admissions over its first five days on release.
Lee Joon-ik’s Anarchist From Colony (박열) had the smallest drop in the top ten. With a week-on-week drop of only 37.9%, the biopic earned an additional ₩1.65 billion (US$1.46 million) from 206,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The Megabox release has made ₩17.0 billion (US$15.1 million) from 2.21 million admissions after three weekends.
In a limited re-release in anticipation for the opening of Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight earned ₩353 million (US$313,000) from 40,900 admissions on 153 screens between Friday and Sunday on 153 screens.
Bong Joon-ho’s Okja (옥자) dropped to eighth place, earning ₩228 million (US$202,000) from 29,800 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a week-on-week drop of 43.7%. The Next Entertainment World release/Netflix production has made ₩2.03 billion (US$1.8 million) from 268,000 admissions.
Dunkirk opens this weekend.