‘Frozen’ continues strong Korea run
|The age-change comedy “Miss Granny” [JoongAng Ilbo] |
For the second week in a row, “Frozen” topped the local weekend box office, proving to be as popular here as it was in the United States, where it was released in November.
More than 1.2 million people took in the Disney animation from Friday to Sunday, bringing its total admissions to 3.1 million in 11 days and its total box office to 24.1 billion won, or $22.3 million.
The second to fifth spots were all taken by homemade films. In No. 2 was “Miss Granny,” which opened Thursday, drawing 850,000 admissions to the story of an old woman who magically regains her youth, causing much chaos and some heartbreak along the way.
In third place, “Hot Young Bloods,” featuring Hallyu stars Lee Jong-seok and Park Bo-young, raked in 619,079 admissions, while fourth went to “Man in Love” with 444,777 admissions.
In fifth was “The Attorney,” which added 259,000 admissions to bring its total to nearly 10.7 million.
After that, there was a big drop to sixth place, as the two-year-old Japanese superhero action film “Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Super Hero Tasien” drew 35,720 viewers.
BY CARLA SUNWOO [firstname.lastname@example.org]