Korea Box Office: ‘Familyhood’ Debuts Strongly, ‘Tarzan’ Lands in Second
Art and Experience: Opening on June 29, newcomers dominated the top three spots at the Korean box office in the first weekend of July.
Showbox’s “Familyhood” debuted on top, accounting for 30% of the total weekend box office. The comedy earned $6.39 million from 909,000 admissions between Wednesday and Sunday. “Familyhood” stars top actress Kim Hye-soo as a star actress who has everything apart from her own family.
Warner Bros.’ “The Legend of Tarzan” opened in second, scoring $4.08 million over five days. Local newcomer, “The Hunt” opened in third, earning $3.53 million over five days. The Lotte Entertainment release sees a hunter risk his life to protect fellow villagers, threatened by illegal gold miners.
Previous winner, “Independence Day: Resurgence” slipped to fourth place with a week-on-week drop of 74%. “Resurgence” earned $1.45 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $10.4 million after two weekends on release.
Disney’s “The Jungle Book” dropped to fifth from the previous week’s second place. It earned $1.29 million and extended its total to $18.3 million after four weeks. Warner’s “The Conjuring 2” took sixth. The horror film earned $639,000 between from Friday and Sunday for a total of $18.3 million after four weekends.
Local title “Proof of Innocence” extended its total to $8.36 million after four weeks. “The Handmaiden” edged up to $30.2 million after five weekends.