Man on the Edge Maintains its Edge
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||Man on the Edge||13/01/09||31.40%||876,555||2,501,068||603|
|2||Jack Reacher (us)||13/01/17||14.00%||389,003||465,281||431|
|3||Hotel Transylvania (us)||13/01/17||11.50%||335,707||393,587||489|
|4||The Impossible (sp/us)||13/01/17||9.70%||277,529||339,730||408|
|5||Les Miserables (uk/us)||12/19/12||9.70%||271,876||5,317,090||373|
|7||Life of Pie (us)||13/01/09||8.50%||169,036||1,316,624||279|
|8||The Reef 2: High Tide (us/kr)||13/01/10||1.70%||51,573||248,266||235|
|9||Cloud Atlas (us)||13/01/09||1.80%||48,035||426,480||235|
Man on the Edge built on its stellar debut with a slight increase for 876,555. The popular gangster comedy is already over the 2.5 million mark and will soon be knocking on the doors of the 3, 4 and quite possibly the 5 million milestones.
Tom Cruise vehicle Jack Reacher had a solid opening with 389,003, no doubt aided by the star's recent appearance in the country to promote his new film. What is less certain are the film's prospects going forward.
Tsunami drama The Impossible also opened well with 277,529 but will probably recede quickly in the coming weeks. Blockbuster musical Les Miserables had another small drop as it took in 271,876, adding to its ever-growing total which is well over 5 million milestone and may still make it to 6.
Meanwhile disaster pic The Tower finally took a hit as it saw half its audience eaten by the busy new frame. Nevertheless it still added 259,016 to its impressive total which is quickly approaching the 5 million mark.
Next week will see the release of the touching family comedy Miracle in Cell No.7, which stands a strong chance of beating out its competition. The hugely popular cartoon character Pororo is also getting his big screen adaptation but I'm not convinced his popularity will translate into a giant success.
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