“The Himalayas” remained
on top of the Korean box office during the three-day Christmas holiday
Entertainment release earned $12.2 million from 1.76 million admissions between
Friday and Sunday, with a week-on-week increase of 60%. With some 436,000
tickets sold on Dec. 25 alone, “Himalayas” became the biggest Christmas movie
of all time, overtaking 2013’s “The Attorney,” according to data from the
Korean Film Council’s KOBIS service. The picture has made $28.2 million after
two weekends on release.
“Star Wars: The Force
Awakens” also remained in second, earning $7.01 million from 936,000 admissions
between Friday and Sunday and extended its total to $18.6 million.
NEW’s CGI-heavy period drama,
“The Tiger” slipped to fourth, making $2.67 million between Friday and Sunday
for a total of $9.34 million after two weekends on release.
dropped to fifth, earning $1.91 million between Friday and Sunday. It now
stands at a total of $47.5 million after six weeks on release. Currently the
second biggest R-rated feature, a three-hour director’s cut is set for a Dec.
features debuted in the top ten for family audiences during the holiday
weekend. “Hotel Transylvania 2” opened in third on Christmas Eve. The UPI
release made $4.25 million between Thursday and Sunday. The “Hotel
Transylvania” series’ first instalment earned $2.4 million over opening four
days for a total of $5.22 million in 2013.
Opening on Dec. 23,
English-language French 3D picture “The Little Prince” and
Japan’s “Pokemon the Movie XY: Ring no Chomajin” earned $2.04 million and $1.01
between Wednesday and Sunday, respectively. “The Peanuts Movie” debuted on
Christmas and earned $786,100.
By Sonia Kil
See more- http://variety.com/2015/film/asia/korea-box-office-himalayas-christmas-1201668151/