“Two new Hollywood releases,”A disturbing Venice” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem” failed to make much of an impression on the South Korean. box office on its first weekend. Instead, local fantasy drama”Sleep” topped the list for the second time.

“Sleep” earned $2.38 million in its second weekend, a modest 20% drop between weekends, according to data from Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic). Its market share also held up decently, at 39%. After 12 days in Korean theaters, the Cannes film has grossed $7.67 million.

But the competition was weak. “A Haunting in Venice” was the biggest release of the week, but it failed to reach the million dollar mark. Between Friday and Sunday, he earned $676,000 and during his first five days he earned $980,000.

The domestic box office total was the second weakest weekend of 2023, with a meager $6.15 million. Historically, mid-September is typically a weak time for Korean film takings, falling between the end of the summer season, but the biggest local titles destined for the Chuseok holiday period have yet to hit theaters. .

Over the past weekend, “IU Concert: The Golden Hour came in third in terms of gross earnings, but Korean charts show it in seventh place due to its lower ticket sales ranking. The concert film earned $540,000 over the weekend and $790,000 in its five-day release.

“Oppenheimer,” which topped the list in Korea for three weekends, he held on to fourth place in his fifth weekend. He earned $534,000 for a cumulative total of $25.0 million.

Korean title “Honeysweet” grossed $318,000 in its fourth weekend of release, good enough for fifth place. His total is now $9.76 million.

“Mutant Mayhem” opened in sixth place with $299,000 over the weekend and $352,000 over four days since its debut Thursday.

The Japanese fantasy animation “The Tunnel to Summer, The Goodbye Exit” earned $230,000 over the weekend, putting it in seventh place by revenue. Over four opening days, it earned $290,000.

“Concrete Utopia,” another former chart-topper, earned $217,000 over the weekend. Since its release on August 9, it has amassed a cumulative total of $28.0 million.

Pixar’s “Elemental” continues to gain business. He won $145,000 and advanced his cumulative total, earned since June 14, to $53.3 million.

Moving up to tenth place, Korean title “Don’t Buy the Seller” earned $114,000, for a three-week cume of $2.95 million.

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