|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||The Dark Knight Rises (us)||7/19/12||65.30%||1,992,182||2,434,011||1,210|
|3||Detective Conan (jp)||7/19/12||5.40%||190,413||204,496||350|
|4||The Amazing Spiderman (us)||6/28/12||6.30%||189,839||4,779,673||357|
|5||The 5-Million Dollar Man||7/19/12||2.00%||63,943||79,794||328|
|7||A Letter to Momo (jp)||7/5/12||0.90%||30,825||294,196||109|
|8||Midnight in Paris (us)||7/5/12||0.90%||25,588||268,136||92|
|9||Madagascar 3 (us)||6/6/12||0.40%||11,434||1,621,890||52|
Apologies for this abbreviated Box Office Report, all updates were suspended while MKC covered the 16th PiFan.
Leading the record-breaking frame was the third and final installment in Christopher Nolan's revered Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, with a phenomenal 1,992,182 admissions. Competition will be fierce in the coming weeks but the film should have no trouble crossing 5 million within a matter of weeks if not days.
Japanime Detective Conan has a solid 190,413 debut in third place while The Amazing Spiderman took a big fall down to 189,939. It is very close to 5 million but may fall short at this rate, the competition is just too strong.
Local film the 5-Million Dollar Man had a disastrous opening with a mere 63,949 tickets sold. K-horror Two Moons slid 70% for 59,429 in its sophomore frame. Dangerously Excited, at number 10, suffered the worst fate of any Korean film for some time as it evaporated in its second week after losing 95% of its business.
The Thieves goes head-to-head with Batman next week in what should be a weekend to remember.
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