Miracle, Berlin Dominate Lunar New Year Frame
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||Miracle in Cell No. 7||13/01/23||37.10%||1,308,317||6,281,296||802|
|2||The Berlin File||13/01/30||33.50%||1,153,414||4,181,031||784|
|3||A Good Day to Die Hard (us)||13/02/06||14.30%||479,370||625,388||458|
|5||The Snow Queen (ru)||13/02/07||1.90%||73,355||84,889||311|
|6||Pororo: the Racing Adventure||13/01/23||1.70%||59,252||756,564||287|
|7||Monsters Inc. (us)||1/12/20||1.20%||31,377||34,863||173|
|8||Les Miserables (uk/us)||12/12/19||0.50%||18,153||5,835,054||51|
|9||Man on the Edge||13/01/09||0.40%||13,499||3,884,380||64|
|10||Life of Pie (us)||13/01/01||0.20%||4,728||1,568,566||10|
Finding it's way back to first during its third weekend was the prison comedy melodrama sensation Miracle in Cell No.7 which stayed falt and took in a staggering 1,308,317 admissions (1,937,379 for the 4-day). Its total as of Monday night is a fraction off the seven million admissions mark. Who knows how far it will go from here, a few more milestones seem likely and suddenly the ten million mark doesn't seem so far off.
Opening at number three was A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in the Bruce Willis franchise. In the face of stiff competition from spy thriller Berlin, it nonetheless was able to scrap up a very respectable 479,370 (716,417 for the 4-day). Like most action-oriented Hollywood fare it should begin to fade quickly, especially given its lukewarm critical reception but this is a strong performance for a mid-level Hollywood genre pic.
Next week will see Korean romcom How to Use Guys With Secret Tips entering the frame on the back of largely positive notices. It should post some decent mid-level number as romantic fare has been absent since Love 911 faded last month but Miracle seems poised to remain number for at least one more weekend.
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