[News] “Masquerade” Spends 5th Week atop Box Office, Heads for 10 Mln.

[News] “Masquerade” Spends 5th Week atop Box Office, Heads for 10 Mln.
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Korean actor Lee Byung-hun’s “Masquerade” has claimed the box office crown for five consecutive weeks.

Helmed by director Choo Chang-min, the historical movie nabbed the top spot after seeing 683,903 tickets being sold during the weekend of October 12 to 14, according to the figures compiled by Korean Film Council [KOFIC] on Monday.

Having attracted a whopping number of 9,345,247 moviegoers just in 31 days of the release on September 13, the political drama is expected to follow in the footsteps of "The Thieves" and become another 10-mln-movie this year. The mega-hit movie “The Thieves” has registered over 13 million ticket sales in just 66 of its local opening.

“A Company Man,” starring actor So Ji-sub and actress Lee Mi-yeon, debuted at No. 2 at the local box office with 468,316 tickets sold during the same period.

Additionally, Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis’ action flick “Looper” made its solid debut at No. 3 by drawing in 201,238 moviegoers.

While the Korean comic horror flick “Ghost Sweepers” sat at the No. 4 spot after scoring 112, 637 ticket sales, director Hur Jin-ho's Chinese melodrama “Dangerous Liaisons” rounded out the top five with 106,825.

Other films in the top ten include animated movie “Brave,” French action flick “Taken 2,” director Tim Burton’s horror animation “Frankenweenie,” Korean comic drama “The Spy” and American comedy “Ted.”

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