‘Seobok’ Opens at Top of Korea Box Office Despite Simultaneous Online Launch

Hotly-anticipated thriller “Seobok” opened on top of the box office in South Korea over the weekend, despite also premiering on streaming video.

It was comfortably ahead of second-placed film, another new release, “Detective Conan: The Scarlett Bullet.”Together the top two films managed to return overall theatrical revenues back to the depressed range that they have been stuck in since the beginning of the year, but below which they dipped on the previous weekend.“Seobok” earned $1.43 million over the weekend, and $1.81 million in the four days since its Thursday release.

That gave it a 41% share of the weekend box office.

“Detective Conan,” which released on Friday, took $674,00 for a $19% market share.They displaced the previous weekend winner “Book of Fish,” which slipped to fifth place with $183,000, and “Godzilla vs.

Kong,” which fell to sixth spot in its fourth weekend on release.

It earned $160,000, a drop of 67%, producing a cumulative total of $5.93 million.

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