Korea Box Office: ‘The Pirates’ Wins Pre-holiday

Pirates: The Last Treasure of the Royal Family“Walk away with almost half of the bars last week at South Korea Van Phong. It was followed by the political thriller “Kingmaker,” as local titles finally toppled the series “Spider-Man: No Way Home” before the holiday season.

Most Koreans will enjoy two consecutive public holidays on Monday (“Seotdal Geumeum” or New Year’s Eve) and Tuesday (Lunar New Year), which means the Friday-Sunday weekend is the first. of a five-day holiday.

The three-day nationwide box office total was $5.58 million. This number is an improvement from the previous weekend, but it is also lower than the first three weekends in January. And the box office in Korea is still far behind comparable weekends in the pre-COVID period. Considering the chart is topped by two strongly anticipated local titles, the weekend’s uptrend has barely deviated from the continued weak outlook.

“The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” accounted for 48 percent of the nationwide box office with a Friday-Sunday cume of $2.68 million, according to data from Kobis, the Korean Film Council’s tracking service. Kingdom (Kofic). In the five days since its release on Wednesday, the film has amassed $3.85 million. The action-adventure-comedy is the star-studded sequel to the 2014 hit “The Pirates,” which grossed $54.8 million.

“Kingmaker,” a TV series that charts political intrigues in the late 29th century, earned $1.43 million or 36% of the national total. Within its first five days, “Kingmaker” amassed $2.04 million.

“Spider-Man” lost the top spot for six weeks and was reduced to less than 10% market share for the weekend total. It has raked in $537,000 on an amazing $60.3 million accumulation since its release on December 15, 2021.

“Sing 2” in its fourth week of release earned $330,000 in fourth place. It has now accumulated $5.64 million.

Fifth place belongs to a third new Korean title. Animation, “Hello Jadoo: The Secret of Jeju Island” earned $239,000 over the weekend and $283.00 in four days of its Thursday release.

https://variety.com/2022/film/box-office/pirates-korea-box-office-1235167311/ Korea Box Office: ‘The Pirates’ Wins Pre-holiday

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