‘Sinkhole’ Gives Korea Box Office its Second Highest Weekend of the Year

Comedy -action movie “Sinkhole” lifted the South Korea box office over the weekend with a $5.58 million start in theaters.The debut was the highest weekend score this year by a local Korean movie and trailed only “Black Widow” and “F9.” It was achieved from a launch on 1,604 screens according to data from the Korean Film Council’s Kobis tracking service.The disaster film was the second directed by Kim Ji-hoon, who previously made another in a similar vein “The Tower” in 2012.

It tells the tale of a massive man-made disaster which swallows up a multi-story building and the people in it.Including traffic from the Wednesday release, the film has a five-day cumulative score of $7.77 million, making it already the eight highest grossing film of the year in Korea.The strong start lifted the nationwide weekend total to $10.4 million, the second highest weekend of the year.

Previously, “Black Widow” grabbed

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