[News] “Man on the Edge” Scoops Up 2nd Win on Weekend Box Office.
Korean comedy “Man on the Edge” has pulled in a second win on weekend box office chart, fending off new Hollywood entrant “Jack Reacher".
The film about a gangster-turned-shaman held onto the No. 1 spot after earning 876,591 moviegoers during the weekend between January 18 and 20, Korean Box Office information System [KOBIS] showed Monday.
Actor Park Shin-yang’s portrayal of a shaman during the daytime and a gangster leader by night succeeded in cracking up many local moviegoers, attracting over 2.5 million audiences in 12 days of its opening on January 9.
The new Hollywood action flick “Jack Reacher,” starring iconic action star Tom Cruise, sat at number two with 389,023 moviegoers in the same time frame.
Helmed by scriptwriter-turned-director Christopher McQuarrie, Cruise’ first movie opening here in 2013 is about a man named Jack Reacher [played by Cruise], the only homicide investigator brought in to solve a shooting accident.
With a small gap between No. 2, American animated picture “Hotel Transylvania,” about one-night gathering of monster friends and unexpected visiting of a boy, debuted at the third spot after grabbing 335,718 admissions.
While a new Spanish-American disaster film “The Impossible,” about a family’s real-life story in the 2004 Thai tsunami disaster landed at the No. 4 with 277,541 moviegoers, Hollywood epic “Les Miserables” rounded off the top five with 271,897 audience.
Other popular films in the top ten were Korean disaster fiction “The Tower,” Ang Lee’s version of a bestseller novel “Life of Pi,” American-Korean animation “The Reef 2 : High Tide,“ Wachowski siblings’ SF drama “Cloud Atlas” and Korean melodrama “Love 911.”