Korea Box Office: ‘Suzume’ Expands in Third Week as Japanese Animation Extends Strong Year

Hit Japanese animation “Suzume” improved its box office performance in its third week of release in South Korea and remained far ahead of all competing titles.“Suzume” earned $6.06 million over the weekend between Friday and Sunday, a 7% increase on its previous weekend, itself a strong hold that almost equalled its opening session.

Data is sourced from Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic).The film, which has been a huge hit in Japan and some other Asian territories, enjoyed a 66% share of the entire Korean cinema box office over the most recent weekend and expanded its cumulative haul to $23.9 million after 19 days on release.That makes it the third highest grossing film of the year to date in Korea and the second highest actually released in 2023.

Only December 2022 release “Avatar: The Way of Water,” on $36.3 million, and Japanese animation “The First Slam Dunk” with $34.5 million, have earned more.

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