|2||Real Steel (us)||10/12/11||355,383||2,085,158|
|3||In Time (us)||10/27/11||188,317||220,966|
|6||Friends with Benefits (us)||10/27/11||29,920||46,366|
|7||The Three Musketeers (uk)||10/12/11||28,755||644,117|
|9||A Reason To Live||10/27/11||27,424||39,162|
|10||The Tree of Life (us)||10/27/11||19,205||24,663|
|-||Teacher and the Devils||10/27/11||3,012||6,078|
The Unjust opened.
Punch remained on top after a strong start, not only that but ut managed to increase by nearly 20% in its sophomore frame for a 594,125 three-day and 1,510,522 total. This will certainly be Kim Yun-seok's fifth straight feature to top 2 million, a remarkable feat. The question is how far can it go in the coming weeks, word of mouth seems to be strong so I'm betting it will cross 3 million before long.
Always lost half its audience after a midlevel start and wound up with 173,033. At this point it may or may not cross the 1 million mark. The Client, which had played strong throughout the month took a big tumble as it prepares to exit theaters. It added 39,924 to an impressive 2,367,018 total. Silenced performed similarly as it dropped to 27,994 for what will likely to its last weekend in the top 10. It has sold 4,640,739 tickets to date and sits at number 4 on the yearly chart.
Song Hye-kyo's new movie, A Reason to Live, which premiered at Busan, got off to a very disappointing start with 27,424 admissions. This will likely be its one and only week in the top 10.
Next week, the anticipated marital arts Thai-Korean co-production The Kick will make its bow in theaters.
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