[News] “New World” Reigns Weekend Box Office for 2nd Week.
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Korean film noir “New World” has continued its winning streak on the weekend box office, while “Miracle in Cell No. 7” followed with steady popularity.
The dark conspiracy and revenge story set in a criminal organization topped the local box office pulling in 849,376 moviegoers during the weekend of March 1 and 3, Korean Box Office Information System [KOBIS] showed Monday.
The tale of an undercover detective Lee [Lee Jung-jae], his senior detective Kang [Choi Min-sik] and merciless gangster Jung Cheong [Hwang Jeong-min] went over the 2.5 million mark in its 11 day of opening.
Sitting at the No. 2 spot is “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” the first 10-million-audience movie of 2013, which drew in 777,970 cinemagoers in the same time frame and surpassed 11 million audience mark.
U.S. fantasy adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer” made its debut at the third position with a support of 545,552 in admissions.
While Korean action blockbuster “The Berlin File” sat at No. 4 with posting 189,296 audiences, Park Chan-wook’s Hollywood debut thriller “Stoker” landed at the fifth spot after drawing in less-than-expected 165,412 moviegoers.
Other movies Koreas enjoyed last weekend were Chinese blockbuster “12 Chinese Zodiac Heads,” Indian animation “Delhi Safari,” U.S. animated picture “The Giant King,” American 3D animation “Sky Force 3D” and Korean thriller “An Ethics Lesson.”