G.I. Joe 2 Wipes out the Competition
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation (us)||13/03/28||43.20%||708,267||830,048||761|
|2||Very Ordinary Couple||13/03/21||20.90%||361,060||1,285,731||493|
|4||Warm Bodies (us)||13/03/14||5.70%||107,218||1,106,141||287|
|6||Miracle in Cell No.7||13/01/23||2.40%||44,877||12,735,250||168|
|7||Django Unchained (us)||13/03/21||2.00%||34,685||228,612||206|
|8||The Man Who Laughs (fr, cz)||13/03/28||1.60%||29,853||37,357||168|
|9||One Piece Film Z (jp)||13/03/21||1.10%||22,229||79,873||177|
Korean romcom Very Ordinary Couple starring Kim Min-hee (Helpless) and Lee Min-ki (Quick) brought in another 361,060 admissions as it slowed only 33%. Word of mouth is strong on the pic, which is now well over the one million admissions mark. It stands a good chance of going over the two million mark.
My Paparotti, the against the odds odd couple drama starring Han Suk-kyu (The Berlin File) and Lee Je-hoon (The Front Line) also experienced a soft 30% decline for 236,094 and will also be looking to cross the two million milestone in the coming weeks.
The hit local gangster film New World, starring Lee Jeong-jae (The Thieves), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy) and Hwang Jeong-min (The Unjust) dropped 50% and wound up with 104,099 admissions as it makes its way out of theaters. With over 4.5 million spectators to date, a rumored sequel seems very likely.
Further down at number 10, the hot arthouse pic Jiseul drew in 13,907 viewers and made it over the 50,000 mark, traditionally seen as an enormous benchmark for independent films. O Muel's Sundance Fest award-winning film still has a way to go and could cross 100,000 though I think that's a stretch.
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