[News] “G.I.Joe 2: Retaliation” Wins No. 1 on Weekend Box Office.
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Hollywood sci-fi action “G.I.Joe 2: Retaliation” has completed a successful invasion of the Korean box office.
The sequel to the comic-turned-movie grabbed the 1st crown after drawing in 708,267 moviegoers during the weekend of March 29 and 31, Korean Box Office Information System [KOBIS] showed Monday.
With Korean sweetheart Lee Byung-hun taking larger roles in the sequel, the blockbuster seems to be satisfying Korean action manias despite its poor reviews from critics.
Previous chart-topping film “Very Ordinary Couple” was relegated to the No. 2 spot with 361,060 audience members last weekend.
The romance, well-depicted by two young stars Lee Min-ki and Kim Min-hee, outnumbered 1 million admission in ten days of its opening.
“My Paparotti,” inspired by a true story of a man who becomes a tenor from a gangster, landed at number three after bringing its touching tale to 236,094 cinemagoers.
While the Hollywood zombie romance “Warm Bodies” ranked at No. 4 after 107,218 tickets sold, Korean film noir “New World” rounded off the top five with 104,099 admissions.
Other notable films included third top-grossing Korean film of all-time “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” U.S. western action “Django Unchained,” French costume drama “The Man Who Laughs,” Japanese animation “One Piece Film Z” and Korean arthouse film “Jiseul.”
Portraying the Jeju Uprising, one of the most tragic massacres in Korean history, "Jiseul" was the 1st Korean winner of Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Feature category.