Korea Box Office: ‘Peninsula’ Dominates on Opening Weekend

The much-awaited release of “Peninsula” in South Korea lived up to the hype, despite capacity limitations and other social distancing measures imposed across the nation’s cinemas.The “Train to Busan” sequel earned a thumping $9.20 million over the weekend from 2,575 screens, giving it an unapproachable 93% market share.

Including revenues earned between its Wednesday release, “Peninsula” completed its first five days in Korean theaters with a cumulative of $13.2 million for distributor Next Entertainment World.

It sold 1.23 million tickets over the weekend and 1.80 million over five days.The film’s performance also handed Imax theaters their first $1 million weekend in several weeks.

Within the Korean total, “Peninsula” earned $365,000 from 18 screens.

That was the fourth highest-scoring weekend for a Korean-language film in Imax, despite the capacity limitations.“Peninsula” easily pushed aside older titles that had been playing in Korea since cinemas reopened.

Bombshell,” which opened on July 8, added $158,000 for a cumulative of $984,000 after three weekends.

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