Tragic ‘Wish’ tops weekend box office
Since opening on Wednesday, “Wish” has pulled in almost 800,000 admissions, or 5.6 billion won ($5.2 million).
Actor Yoo Ah-in’s new movie “Tough as Iron” was the second-most popular movie over the past weekend, slightly trailing “Wish” with 407,000 admissions. Since opening Wednesday, “Tough as Iron” has pulled in 780,000 admissions, even though it appeared on more screens than “Wish” at 683 versus 622.
The period film “Face Reader” fell to third with 290,000 admissions, bringing its total to 8.7 million. “Face Reader” has now made more than 63 billion won since it was released on Sept. 11.
Seol from “Wish” had another movie in the top 10, the No. 6 movie “The Spy,” which had slightly more than 51,000 admissions.
Hollywood accounted for the rest of the Top 10, with horror film “The Conjuring” leading the way in fourth, followed by “Despicable Me 2” in seventh and “Monsters University” in eighth. Another Hollywood movie, “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, had a weak opening in Korea, launching in fifth place.
BY LEE SUN-MIN [email@example.com]
More in Arts & Design
Solo shows, photography exhibitions, art displays and the best of the rest in 2021
Renowned Korean artist Kim Tschang-yeul dies aged 91
D Museum to relocate from Hannam-dong to Seongsu-dong