|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||Man of Steel (us)||13/06/13||46.20%||1,025,784||1,205,677||998|
|3||Star Trek: Into Darkness (us)||13/05/30||4.00%||97,185||1,467,272||308|
|4||Horror Stories 2||13/06/05||2.40%||62,485||465,683||281|
|5||The Croods (us)||13/05/16||1.70%||44,976||870,163||225|
|6||Furious 6 (us)||13/05/22||0.90%||21,323||1,774,069||121|
|7||Olympus Has Fallen (us)||13/06/05||0.50%||11,290||161,751||86|
|8||Before Midnight (us)||13/05/22||0.40%||9,014||163,436||41|
|9||The Great Gatsby (us)||13/05/16||0.30%||8,126||1,418,941||47|
|10||Nazuma Eleven GO (jp)||13/06/05||0.20%||5,465||36,269||67|
Barely missing out on the top spot was the debut of the hotly anticipated blockbuster Man of Steel as it attracted 1,025,784 spectators over the frame. Superman may not have been first, but his performance far exceeded that of the previous film featuring the character, as Superman Returns only opened to 600k back in 2006. It shouldn't face a great deal of competition next week so unless word of mouth is bad, it may post some more strong numbers. A finish over three million seems assured.
Star Trek lost 65% of its business for 97,185 as it quickly marches out of theaters. It's about to cross 1.5 million but shouldn't go much further. Its running about 60% better than its predecessor but some were expecting a stronger result.
Horror Stories II had a similar drop as it brought in another 62,485 admissions. Poised to cross the half million mark in days, it could double its predecessor's total before long.
Still hanging in at number five, despite a 45% drop, was US animation The Croods with 44,976. It's managed to stick around for a long time but it may still fall short of the one million milestone.
Next week will see the Brad Pitt zombie action-thriller World War Z march into theaters while diverse local releases, including a melodrama (A Wedding Invitation) and two K-horrors (A Puppet and Doctor) will also be opening. However, it is unlikely that any will take the top spot but there presence should boost overall business.
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.