|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (us/nz)||12/12/13||13.20%||381,794||1,644,072||466|
|3||About Time (uk)||12/5/13||11.40%||338,822||2,040,272||442|
|4||Way Back Home||12/11/13||8.80%||275,429||1,429,886||467|
|5||Steal My Heart||12/18/13||6.60%||210,784||300,916||517|
|6||Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (us/uk)||12/19/13||6.80%||187,907||199,973||463|
|8||Saving Santa (uk)||12/19/13||2.30%||81,134||94,942||297|
|9||Insidious: Chapter 2 (us)||12/5/13||0.60%||19,649||573,643||86|
|10||Like Father, Like Son (jp)||12/19/13||0.40%||10,530||15,385||41|
Dropping 55% in its sophomore spin on the chart was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as it drew in another 381,785 admissions. The film is quickly approaching the two million mark but the ongoing dispute with bet ween Warner Bros and local exhibs CGV and Lotte Cinema has stripped the film of significant earning potential in Seoul, thus likely softening its tally.
About Time fell just shy of 30% for 338,382 admissions and has now cleared the two million mark. The film has already surpassed its hauls in all but one other territory, the US, but it will likely eclipse that total as well. There's no denying the immense popularity of Working Title films in Korea.
Opening at number five was Lotte Entertainment's Kim A-joong romcom vehicle Steal My Heart, with a lackluster 210,784 spectators.
As we head into Christmas week it seems that The Attorney will remain in first place while local action film The Suspect, with Gong Yu, looks to open strong as well, the film opens on Christmas Eve. The Korean film industry seems poised to finish a record-breaking year in style.
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.