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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ pips local films for 2nd week

June 17,2014
For two consecutive weeks, Tom Cruise’s sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” has topped the Korean box office, attracting 679,762 viewers on the third weekend of June, according to the Korean Film Council.

In second place came domestic crime thriller “A Hard Day,” starring Lee Sun-kyun, which sold 366,917 tickets to bring its three-week total to more than 16.6 billion won ($16.2 million). The movie has earned positive reviews for encompassing a quality plot line with a touch of good humor.

With domestic noir films abound in local theaters, another gang-related movie opened in Korea over the weekend. “For the Emperor,” which engages viewers in the power struggles of Busan, debuted in third place, with 233,133 viewers.

Last week’s No. 3, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the fourth in its series, was in fourth place with 134,743 ticket sales. It has made more than 33.5 billion won since it opened four weekends ago.

Falling behind by a thin margin, Disney’s latest fairy tale “Maleficent” landed in No. 5, down one from last weekend, grabbing 126,280 moviegoers.

By jin eun-soo, CONTRIBUTING WRITER [estyle@joongang.co.kr]





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