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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.11.25 ~ 2016.11.27

2016/11/28 | 744 views | Permalink

"Fantastic Beasts" holds out against "My Annoying Brother"...

The British-American fantasy flick "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" narrowly maintained pole position over Kwon Soo-kyeong's incoming family comedy, "My Annoying Brother". Last weekend J.K. Rowling's adaptation of her own work appeared and captured 68% of the sales (1.4 million admissions), and during its second week out this Harry Potter spin-off added another 895,990 stubs (45%) to bring its bottom line now to $24.7 million (3.4 million admissions). Worldwide, this week's number one has grossed $473.7 million.

Kwon Soo-kyeong directed "Barefoot Ki-bong" (2006) and, along with Kim Hee-seong, the drama "The Flatterer!" (2015). His latest film, "My Annoying Brother", stars Jo Jung-suk and Do Kyung-soo as feuding brothers Doo-sik and Doo-yeong who start living together. From 993 screens around the country, the film claimed 37.5% of the sales (804,498 admissions) along with second place.

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" remained unmoved in third; the 103,774 admissions (4.9%) the film scored over the last weekend of November moved its total admission count in Korea now to 5.4 million ($39.9 million). According to Kobiz, "Doctor Strange" is currently the tenth highest-grossing film of the year just behind Heo Jin-ho's "The Last Princess" (5.6 million).

Last weekend's silver medalist, Eom Tae-hwa's "Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned" (starring Gang Dong-won), fell two places to fourth with 43,755 (2%), followed by a new foreign release from Germany: "The Little Medic: Secret Mission of the Bodynauts" by Peter Claridge. Claridge's animated feature opened its Korean account by attracting 30,780 filmgoers (1.4%) from 291 screens around the country.

Sixth place went to the third instalment in the "Blair Witch" series of films, simply "Blair Witch"; Adam Wingard's psychological horror hit Korean screens last Wednesday and banked $263,215 (25,650; 1.2%). Choi Gook-hee's debut "Split" (starring Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee David and Jung Sung-hwa) slipped three places to seventh with a little over a percent (24,726 admissions), followed by the 25th-anniversary performance of the musical "Miss Saigon" with 13,730 admissions.

The Japanese animation "GAMBA" (ガンバと仲間たち), released in Korea November 10, moved its total tally to 108,656 ($696,315), and the final spot went to Lee Gye-byeok's comedy drama, "Luck.Key" starring Yoo Hae-jin. Lee's latest (he also directed "The Beast and the Beauty") is not only the seventh highest-grossing film of the year, it's also the Yoo's best box office performance in a leading role. The 10,315 admissions the film gained over the weekend was not enough to push it to 7 million admissions; since its release mid-October, "Luck.Key" has grossed an impressive $47.9 million.

 - Chris Wheeler

 


Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"   896 099 3 394 049
2 "My Annoying Brother" (형) 2016/11/23 804 571 1 037 841
3 "Doctor Strange"   103 787 5 380 066
4 "Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned" (가려진 시간) 2016/11/16 43 766 489 038
5 "The Little Medic: Secret Mission of the Bodynauts" (Der Kleine Medicus)   30 787 32 688
6 "Blair Witch"   25 656 38 525
7 "Split" (스플릿) 2016/11/09 24 734 746 698
8 "Miss Saigon : 25th Anniversary Performance"   13 791 17 347
9 "GAMBA" (ガンバと仲間たち)   13 380 108 656
10 "Luck.Key" (럭키) 2016/10/13 10 312 6 969 199
Korean movies only  
  "Moo-hyun, the Story of Two Cities" (무현, 두 도시 이야기) 2016/10/26 9 969 174 359
  "Obedience" (순종) 2016/11/17 7 668 31 153
  "Our Love Story" (연애담) 2016/11/17 3 621 13 998
  "Missing Woman" (미씽: 사라진 여자) 2016/11/30 2 666 4 805
  "Spy Nation" (자백) 2016/10/13 1 890 136 075
  "GOGURYEO" (나의 살던 고향은) 2016/11/24 1 731 3 775
  "DongJu, The Portrait of A Poet" (동주) 2016/02/17 1 274 1 170 609
  "Yourself and Yours" (당신 자신과 당신의 것) 2016/11/10 977 16 668
  "The Bacchus Lady" (죽여주는 여자) 2016/10/06 836 119 587
  "Oh! My Papa" (오! 마이 파파) 2016/11/10 771 10 389

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