[News] “Miracle in Cell No. 7” Holds off “Man on the Edge” on Weekend Box Office.
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Korean comedy-drama “Miracle in Cell No. 7” has made a strong debut atop the local weekend box office chart.
The film about a prisoner with a mental disability topped the chart by attracting 1,239,908 moviegoers during the weekend between January 25 and 27, Korean Box Office information System [KOBIS] showed Monday.
Actor Ryu Seung-ryong’s comic portrayal of a prisoner who loves his daughter has made many local moviegoers laugh and cry since its opening on January 23.
Next up was home-grown comedy movie “Man on the Edge,” which drew in 483,263 viewers during the same time frame. Starring actor Park Shin-yang, the 127-minute movie centers around a gangster-turned-shaman.
In the meantime, “Pororo, THE RACING ADVENTURE" sat at the number three spot with 296,722 people. The animated movie is the first movie version of one of the most-watched Korean cartoon series for children, "Pororo the Little Penguin."
While U.S. animated movie “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA” ranked at the fourth place with 180,080 viewers, Hollywood epic drama “Les Miserables” raked in 156,426 tickets sold.
Other notable movies in the top ten last weekend were “Jack Reacher” of Tom Cruise, Spanish-American disaster film “The Impossible,” Ang Lee’s latest movie “Life of Pi,” Korean fiction “The Tower” and “Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky.”