[News] “New World” Cements its Name atop Weekend Box Office.
The hit film noir grabbed its third crown after pulling in 508,878 moviegoers during the weekend of March 8 and 10, Korean Box Office Information System [KOBIS] showed Monday.
Although the warm spring weather in Korea inspired some moviegoers to venture out of malls and multiplexes, the star-packed movie succeeded in going over the 3.3 million mark in its third week of opening.
“Miracle in Cell No. 7,” one of the biggest surprise hits in 2013, saw its force weaken after pulling in only 291,884 viewers but its position didn't go lower than No 2 thanks to the all-around downturn of at the local box office.
The comic drama surpassed a total of 12.1 million moviegoers, putting the movie to the fifth most-watched movie of all-time in Korean film history.
New pop-corn thriller “The Gifted Hands” made its debut at the third position after grabbing 242,317 mystery lovers in its opening weekend.
While new Hollywood fantasy “Oz: The Great and Powerful” landed at the fourth place with 208,956 moviegoers, the fairy tale-turned-blockbuster “Jack the Giant Slayer” rounded off the top five with 147,478 fantasy manias.
Other movies enjoyed by local filmgoers were U.S. spy action “Zero Dark Thirty,” Korean action blockbuster “The Berlin File,” Jackie Chan’s new action comedy “12 Chinese Zodia Heads,” director Park Chan-wook’s psycho-thriller “Stoker” and Indian animated movie “Delhi Safari.”