Even with three new wide releases going into Korean Independence Movement Day weekend, "Svaha: The Sixth Finger" maintains its position on top of the South Korean box office. The Korean Film Council released figures showing that "Svaha: The Sixth Finger" had 167,802 admissions on February 28th, for a cumulative total of 1,570,571 admissions since its release on February 20th.
In second place is "Innocent Witness". With 138,917 admissions, the film is continuing to do well on word of mouth. It's cumulative total stands at 1,834,485 admissions.
In third place we finally see one of the new opening films. "A Resistance", about teenage Korean prisoner turned independence heroine Yu Gwan-sun, marked 102,749 admissions.
In fourth place, "Extreme Job" continues to hold on to its second place all-time record. The film earned 89,179 admissions for a cumulative total of 15,632,676 admissions.
In fifth place "Race to Freedom: Um Bok Dong" opened with 51,524 admissions. This is quite low considering the strength of its cast.
In sixth place, "Trade Your Love" opened with 23,239 admissions. This is similarly underwhelming, although perhaps not as much given that expectations are naturally lower for a romantic comedy.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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