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'Rainy Day' takes top spot at weekend box office

"A Rainy Day in New York" took the top spot at the local box office over the weekend after premiering in Korea on May 6. [GREEN NARAE MEDIA]

"A Rainy Day in New York" took the top spot at the local box office over the weekend after premiering in Korea on May 6. [GREEN NARAE MEDIA]

 
While local box office sales might no longer be in free fall, a rebound seems to be a long way away, even more so after the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus spiked over the weekend to double digits due to a cluster of new infections based in central Seoul's Itaewon-dong last week.  
 
An estimated 149,463 people visited theaters over the weekend, similar to the weekend of May 2 to 3, when 149,645 admissions were sold. 
 
Woody Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York” took the top spot with an estimated 29,000 people seeing the film at 563 screenings. The star-studded cast of Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez portray characters stuck in a love triangle.  
 
The second spot went to Daniel Radcliffe’s “Escape From Pretoria,” drawing 16,883 moviegoers to 326 screens. Based on a true story, Radcliffe plays a political prisoner named Tim Jenkin attempting to break out of Pretoria Central Prison in South Africa in 1979.  
 
American animated film “Trolls World Tour” followed “Escape,” gathering 16,881 people across 279 screenings.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 

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