The story at the Korean box office was much the same as last week with Iron Man 3 continuing to reign supreme. Total admissions came in at 2.47 million (a fraction below last year) while the local market share was once again weak at only 14%, about half of last year's figure.
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||Iron Man 3 (us)||13/04/25||75.40%||1,865,121||5,873,725||1388|
|2||Born to Sing||13/05/01||11.20%||306,181||457,603||582|
|3||Crayon Shin-Chan (jp)||13/04/25||3.20%||95,527||187,807||328|
|4||Finding Nemo 3D (us)||13/05/01||2.80%||52,187||60,923||212|
|5||Fists of Legend||13/04/10||2.00%||50,651||1,684,135||303|
|6||One Stormy Night (jp)||13/05/01||0.90%||26,381||32,142||231|
|10||To Rome With Love (us/it/sp)||13/04/18||0.50%||13,513||146,511||68|
Opening at number two was the comedy Born to Sing, which drew a moderate 306,181 spectators over the weekend. The Kim In-gwon vehicle will ned to grow legs from here on out if it hopes to cross the one million milestone.
Japanese animation Crayon Shin-Chan was up 30% as it attracted 95,527 viewers, jumping up one spot for fourth place. The Finding Nemo 3D re-release only managed to garner 52,187 admissions. Rounding out the top 5 was Fists of Legend with 50,651, as its run come to an end.
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