|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||G.I. Joe: Retaliation (us)||13/03/28||30.50%||464,617||1,570,042||604|
|3||Very Ordinary Couple||13/03/21||13.40%||206,164||1,653,496||373|
|6||Miracle in Cell No.7||13/01/23||1.60%||27,817||12,782,890||126|
|7||The Host (us)||13/04/04||1.50%||25,629||34,828||244|
|8||Hope Springs (us)||13/04/04||1.50%||24,616||31,768||179|
|9||Warm Bodies (us)||13/03/14||1.40%||22,270||1,160,804||95|
|10||In the End Is My Beginning||13/04/04||1.30%||20,416||27,981||185|
Following a strong start, G.I. Joe 2, featuring local megastar Lee Byung-hun (A Bittersweet Life), fell just 35% for 464,617. A soft slide for a foreign action film and all the more surprising given the competition that stole its top spot this week. It will probably see a sharper fall next weekend but it will easily make it over the 2 million mark.
The well-received romance Very Ordinary Couple, starring Kim Min-hee (Helpless) and Lee Min-ki (Quick), stumbled 42% for 206,164 and may have missed its chance at getting over the 2 million milestone, though it has still had a respectable run.
The Berlin File) and Lee Je-hoon (The Front Line) dramatic vehicle My Paparotti took in 146,450 following a 38% decline and is also unlikely to reach a second milestone.
Gang pic New World, featuring a lot of star wattage in the form of Lee Jeon-jae (The Thieves), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy) and Hwang Jeong-min (The Unjust), brought in another 62,591 as it quietly finishes its run. With 4.6 million admissions and counting, it's one of 2013 biggest hits to date.
Opening at no.10 was Min Kyu-dong's In the End Is My Beginning, starring Uhm Jeong-hwa (Dancing Queen) and Hwang Jeong-min with a paltry 20,416. Granted the film is actually from 2009 as it is merely the feature version of a short that appeared in omnibus Five Senses of Eros.
Next week features yet another Hwang Jeong-min film in the form of the testosterone-fueled Kwang Woo-suk MMA flick Fists of Legend. The CJ film will be looking for a big start. Also debuting will be the US sci-fi action thriller Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise.
The Korean Box Office Update is a weekly feature which provides detailed analysis of film box office sales over the Friday to Sunday period in Korea. It appears every Sunday night (Korean Standard Time) on Modern Korean Cinema. For other weekly features, take a look at Korean Cinema News and the Weekly Korean Reviews. Reviews and features on Korean film also appear regularly on the site.