Skyfall Ends Masquerade's 6-Week Reign
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|6||A Company Man||10/11/12||2.20%||40,652||1,091,606||261|
|8||Paranormal Activity 4 (us)||10/25/11||1.70%||34,918||43,274||173|
The latest installment in the 007 franchise, Skyfall, which has been widely praised by critics, took in an impressive 870,836 admissions during its opening frame. While Bond films have not been overly popular at the Korean box office, this one stands a good chance of taking the crown, currently held by Quantum of Solace with 2.2 million.
The thriller Perfect Number dropped one spot and about 40% for a 325,268 take, hurting its chances to cross the two million mark. With Masquerade doing so well, nothing has been able to survive in the marketplace and this well-reviewed effort seems to be no exception.
New Korean comedy Almost Che had a very lackluster 119,284 debut bow and may quickly exit the marketplace as a result despite getting some positive notices.
Pixar's Brave held at number five with 42,088 and has so far attracted almost 1.2 million viewers.
Next week we'll see if Skyfall manages to stay up while CJ release another high profile release with A Werewolf Boy. Meanwhile Masquerade doesn't seem to going anywhere fast.
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