‘Spiral’ Tops Korean Box Office on Thinly-Sliced Weekend

Spiral-From-the-Book-of-Saw-2021-movie-posters/”>Spiral: From The Book of Saw” carved out the top spot at the South Korean box office over the weekend.

But it was a thin slice of a painfully quiet weekend.Korea’s aggregate nationwide box office was just $2.60 million, almost unchanged from last week and within a whisker of being the smallest weekend total in three months.

While international titles are now returning to the releasing calendar, audiences continue to stay away in what used to be the world’s fourth largest theatrical market.“Spiral,” a newly-released horror franchise sequel earned $551,000 for a 21% share of the market, ahead of “The Courier” in second place and last week’s winner “The Croods: A New Age” in third.

The Courier” dropped only 19% in its third weekend, scoring $316,000 for a cumulative of $2.31 since its debut in April 28, according to data from the Korean Film Council’s Kobis tracking service.

“The Croods” dropped

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