Korea Box Office: ‘Suzume’ Charges to $15 Million Total on Second Weekend

Japanese animation “Suzume” retained the top spot at the South Korean box office for a second weekend, far outstripping holdover titles and newcomers including “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.”On its second weekend of release, “Suzume” earned $5.65 million, just a small fraction below its opening weekend score of $5.71 million.

Underlining its dominance, the film increased its market share from 60% previously to 62%.After 12 days of release, the film has accumulated $15.8 million, according to data from Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic).It places ahead of “The First Slam Dunk,” which topped the Korean chart more than a month ago, in early February.

“Slam Dunk” earned $887,000 over the weekend for a running total of $32.8 million since its Jan.

4 debut.

That is a record for a Japanese animation in Korea.Third place over the latest weekend went to new release title, Korean-produced drama film “Soulmate.” It earned $565,000 over

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