A Werewolf Boy Chews Up the Competition
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||A Werewolf Boy||10/31/12||51.70%||1,333,425||3,603,599||855|
|2||Confession of Murder||11/8/12||23.80%||567,631||725,877||548|
|5||Upside Down (us)||11/8/12||3.70%||93,968||126,282||308|
|6||Now Is Good (uk)||11/8/12||1.10%||26,495||34,742||142|
|7||Jungle Emperor Leo (jp)||11/8/12||0.90%||25,189||25,725||159|
Leading the chart in its sophomore frame was A Werewolf Boy which, after an enormous debut, soared over 30% to record an enormous 1,333,425 admissions. That, on top of its big weekday figures, amount to a running total which has already crossed 3.5 million. The 5 million milestone can't be far off it seems and it will be interesting to see how far this pic, which is in some ways reminiscent of Twilight, will do in the coming weeks.
Skyfall, in its third outing, crossed the 2 million mark as it scored another 222,312 admissions but it lost 50% of its business in the process and will likely quickly makes its exit as fresher fare finds its way into theaters.
Masquerade slowed 35% for 174,674 as is slowly nears the end of its run, though it will most likely cross the 12 million mark before long. It is also a day away from overtaking Taegukgi (2004) to become the 4th best performing Korean film of all time.
Next week's big opening is the final chapter in the Twilight franchise but it is unlikely to take top spot unless A Werewolf Boy takes a huge fall.
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