Thursday, June 13, 2024
HomeBox OfficeA Mad Max Saga wins debut weekend

A Mad Max Saga wins debut weekend

After receiving a rapturous reception a week ago in Cannes, George Miller's “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” grabbed a more muted victory at the South Korean box office.

“Furiosa” opened with $3.35 million between Friday and Sunday, according to data from Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic). This represented a 39.5% share of the total weekend cinema market.

The film opened in Korea on Wednesday and topped the daily chart for each of its five days of release. Its cumulative total at the end of its five-day opening period was a solid, but not outstanding, $4.38 million, earned from 564,000 admissions.

The weekend box office total weighed in at $8.48 million, which is close to the average so far this year.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world before the events of Fury Road, Furiosa stars Anya Taylor-Joy, taking over from Charlize Theron. At the beginning of the film, a young Furiosa is kidnapped and imprisoned by a group of notorious thugs led by the warlord Dementus, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth.

Taking the top spot, “Furiosa” dethroned “The Roundup: Punishment,” the local crime thriller that had dominated Korean cinema for the past month.

In its fifth weekend of release, The Roundup: Punishment fell to second place and earned $1.58 million. Since its release on April 28, “Punishment” has earned $77.3 million, making it the second-highest-grossing film of the year in Korea.

Korean mystery thriller, “Following” was ranked third. It earned $1.46 million between Friday and Sunday, a strong week-over-week hold, down just 14% in its opening session. After 12 days in release, it has earned $5.0 million.

Retaining fourth place from a week ago, Japanese animation “Haikyu! The Dumpster Battle” earned $581,000. In 12 days, it has earned $3.81 million.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” earned $415,000 over the weekend, third in Korean theaters. His cumulative net worth is $6.45 million.

“18×2 Beyond Youthful Days,” an ambitious Japan-Taiwan co-production with a romantic theme, opened in sixth place. It earned $357,000 over the weekend and $539,000 over its opening five days. Directed by Fujii Michihito, the film has enjoyed a festival run in Udine, Italy, and has had a coordinated commercial release in other parts of East Asia since March – including mainland China.

“The Garfield Movie” earned $311,000 in its second weekend in Korea. Over 12 days, it has collected $1.68 million.

Also released in Korea a week ago, “IF” dropped to the eighth position. It earned $102,000 over the weekend for a 12-day cume of $653,000.

Japanese re-release The Last 10 Years earned $48,000 in ninth place, while Australian horror Late Night with the Devil rounded out the top ten in Korea with $44,200 over the weekend, for a 19-day total of $632,000.

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies Google Chinese Movies