Confidential Assignment 2 wins the fourth weekend at the box office in Korea.
For the fourth weekend running, the comedy action movie “Confidential Assignment 2: International” held the top spot at the South Korean box office. Despite a flood of new releases meant to capitalize on the National Foundation Day holiday weekend traffic, it has continued to be successful.
With 304,000 ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, “Confidential Assignment 2” made $2.19 million and held a 29% market share. The weekend revenue brings the total since its release on September 7, 2022, to $43.3 million.
It is the third Korean picture to reach that milestone, following “The Roundup” (12.7 million) and “Hansan: Rising Dragon,” and only the fourth movie this year overall (7.26 million).
With $1.74 million over the weekend and $2.69 million over the five days since its premiere on Wednesday, the Korean comedy “Honest Candidate 2” debuted in second place.
“Life is Beautiful,” a Korean musical, finished third. Over the weekend and the first seven days, it brought in $1.07 million and $1.75 million, respectively.
Two more brand-new films, both animated, made it to the top five. Over the course of five days, “Crayon Shin-chan: School Mystery! The Splendid Tenkasu Mystery” in Japan made $1.04 million and earned 899,000 over the weekend.
The Korean film “Hello Carbot the Movie: The Secret of the Suspicious Magic Troupe,” which was released over the weekend, generated $538,000 and $612,000 over the course of five days.
Due to the South Korean national holiday on Monday, the box office may continue to increase. (Oct. 9 and 10 both have additional holidays.) However, the most recent one didn’t do anything to improve the movie theatre business.
In comparison to the non-holiday session last week, which brought in $7.21 million, the most recent weekend brought in a countrywide $7.71 million.
The Korean box office has from the beginning of August returned to a $7–10 million per weekend range, with the exception of the Chuseok holiday in mid–September. After the majority of COVID limitations were lifted at the beginning of May, there were considerably stronger three months that followed.
Two recent movies, the re-released original of “Avatar,” and the Korean thriller “Project Wolf Hunting,” were pushed aside by the influx of newcomers.
Over the weekend, “Avatar” brought in $697,000, bringing its current release total to $2.30 million. With a weekend score of $270,000, “Project Wolf Hunting,” which had been in second place, dropped to eighth. The current 12-day total is $3.07 million.
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