‘Frozen’ returns to No. 1 at Korean box office

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‘Frozen’ returns to No. 1 at Korean box office

Disney’s latest animated feature, “Frozen,” was back on top of the Korean box office last weekend, pulling in 1.17 million admissions to bring its 25-day total to nearly 7.8 million.

“Frozen,” the top animated film ever in Korea, has now made 62.3 billion won, or $58 million, according to the Korean Film Council.

Last weekend’s No. 1, “Miss Granny,” dropped to No. 2 with 1.04 million admissions for a total of 5.7 million since Jan. 22.

Far behind in No. 3 was the Korean film “Man in Love” with 212,021 admissions, then “I, Frankenstein” in fourth with 186,870.

But the big surprise of the weekend was the strong showing by “Another Family,” which opened in fifth despite playing on only 192 screens, the smallest number of any top 10 film.

Based on a controversial and real-life story of a Samsung factory worker who contracted cancer from working under dangerous conditions, “Another Family” garnered about 139,000 admissions over the weekend, taking in a little over 1 billion Korean won.

By comparison, the No. 6 film, “The Lego Movie,” played on 317 screens.

BY JIN EUN-SOO, contributing writer [estyle@joongang.co.kr]

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