‘X-Men’ stays on top for second week in Korea

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‘X-Men’ stays on top for second week in Korea

The fourth in the “X-Men” series, one of Marvel Studio’s longest-running franchises, has kept its No. 1 spot in the Korean box office for two consecutive weeks, according to the Korean Film Council.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” attracted an audience of 834,352 to earn 6.8 billion won ($6.6 million) over the first weekend in June. It grabbed more than three million moviegoers overall.

In second place was Korean action flick “A Hard Day,” which put up a good fight among the flood of Hollywood films. It sold 538,398 tickets in its opening weekend, making 4.3 billion won.

Walt Disney’s latest fairy tale “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie, debuted in third place, earning 3.4 billion won. Next came U.S. horror film “Oculus,” nabbing 1 billion won.

Down three from last week’s No. 2, local romance “Obsessed” was in fifth place with 91,058 admissions. In sixth was “Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie,” the only animation in the top 10 with 94,591 tickets sold.

Last week’s No. 8 “Her,” a quirky yet romantic melodrama, stepped up a notch to No. 7, while Ryu Seung-ryong’s “The Target” plummeted to eighth place from last week’s No. 3. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp’s sci-fi thriller managed to stay in No. 9, with 8,871 moviegoers.

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

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