The Thieves Steals First Place in Grand Fashion
Apologies for this abbreviated Box Office Report, all updates were suspended while MKC covered the 16th PiFan.
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||The Dark Knight Rises (us)||7/19/12||25.30%||891,004||4,256,255||807|
|3||Ice Age 4 (us)||7/25/12||10.60%||359,122||470,762||501|
|6||Detective Conan (jp)||7/19/12||1.70%||72,203||329,882||211|
|8||The Amazing Spiderman (us)||6/28/12||0.30%||9,572||4,840,651||45|
|9||Midnight in Paris (us)||7/5/12||0.20%||8,143||293,979||38|
|10||SeoTaiji Record of the 8th||7/27/12||0.20%||5,326||5,326||1|
The Thieves came within inches of Transformer 3's record opening but, at 2,004,178, it is by far the largest opening for a Korean film on record. The dailies have been exceptionally strong and even at this early stage it is safe to say that this will be the biggest film of the year and a very strong contender for the vaunted 10 million mark. No big releases next weekend means that The Thieves looks set to repeat at the top.
Ice Age 4, in the face of stiff competition, had a solid opening with 359,122 and should play well over the coming weeks during the height of the holiday season.
Horror Stories, which premiered last week at PiFan, had a meagre opening with 91,890 while Deranged took another big slide for 75,898. 5 million is now well out of reach.
The Thieves will have no trouble staying afloat next weekend, the only question is how big will it be?
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