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Korea Box Office: ‘No Time to Die’ dominates the depressing weekend

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James Bond topped the South Korean box office, surpassing the holdover and at the same time earning new release titles. But “No Time to Die” has failed to revive Korea’s struggling drama market.

“No Time to Die” earned 3. 3.30 million over the weekend, occupying 63% or about two-thirds of the entire market. This percentage was basically the same as the picture of the market share on the opening day on Wednesday. Five days later, the film has now grossed a total of 5 4.55 million, according to the Kobis Box Office Service, run by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

The Bond franchise has never been the strongest performer in Korea. And Universal’s 2015 “Specter” was weaker than 2012’s “Sonifal”.

“Specter” achieved a lifetime score of 1.82 million viewers, making it a final box office of KRW14.2 billion (বিনি 12 million at current exchange rates). “Skyfall” had a total lifetime of 2.37 million viewers and a total of KRW17.5 billion (বিনি 14.8 million at today’s exchange rate).

“No Time to Die” has been replaced by “On the Line” as the top film. In the third week of release, the local film dropped 50% to 7 770,000 over the weekend. It has earned 9. 9.31 million since Sept. 15.

Below that, “Miracle” earned 36 362,000 in third place, a total of 23 4.23 million running three weeks later. In fourth place, “Sang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” grossed 8 168,000. One month after its release, Marvel has raised 14.6 million in titles.

The Japanese animation, “Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess,” opened in fifth place with সপ্তাহ 129,000 over the weekend and $ 180,000 over five days.

Perfect Performance paid a total of $ 5.22 million at the box office nationwide over the weekend. It jumped from the previous weekend’s low of মোট 3.58 million.

The recent depression may be partly attributed to the current state of anti-covid sanctions. With more than 2,000 new virus infections per day in recent days, health restrictions are likely to remain in place for a few more weeks. Greater Seoul is under ‘Level 4’ conditions, the highest under the country’s four-tier system, since July. These limit the time and power of the movie. The rest of the country is at ‘level on’.

The box office for the Chusiok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday rose briefly in mid-September, but then fell below three months again. New releases of major Korean titles are in short supply and viewers are not interested in the large number of bold theaters.

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