Virus Fears Additional Sluggish Korean Field Workplace
Concern of the coronavirus elevated its influence on the South Korean cinema business. Movies had been cancelled and field workplace revenues dropped for a second weekend.
Ticket gross sales fell by some 10%, in comparison with the earlier weekend, which itself adopted an already depressed earlier session and a sluggish January.
That precipitated Megabox to delay its Jeon Do-yeon- and Jung Woo-sung-starring crime thriller “Beasts Clawing at Straws,” from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19. Ukrainian animation “The Stolen Princess,” which had been scheduled to launch on Feb. 5, is indefinitely halted.
CJ Leisure’s “Closet” managed $5.04 million from 681,000 admissions in 5 days to open on prime. Displaying on 1,192 screens nationwide, the native thriller drama accounted for 48% of the whole weekend field workplace. Starring Ha Jung-woo (“Ashfall”) and Kim Nam-gil (“The Shameless”), “Closet” is the story of a father who engages an exorcist to assist discover his lacking daughter.
One other Wednesday opener, “Birds of Prey” landed in second. The Warner Bros. launch earned $1.98 million over its opening 5 days.
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Incurring a week-on-week drop of 68%, Showbox’s fashionable historical past drama “The Man Standing Subsequent” fell to 3rd place. It earned $1.2 million for a complete of $33.6 million after three weekends. Lotte Cultureworks’ “Hitman: Agent Jun” additionally took a steep 72% dive on its method to fourth. The motion comedy earned $702,000 for a three-weekend complete of $17.zero million.
Korean animation “Miniforce: Deeno the King of Dinosaurs” debuted on Thursday and took fifth place. The kids’s film earned $281,000 over 4 days. “Jojo Rabbit” opened in sixth place, incomes $266,000 between Wednesday and Sunday.