“South Korean Box Office Report: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon Movie’ Debuts in Second Place, ‘Love Reset’ Holds the Lead”
“Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon‘ had a modest second-place opening at the South Korean box office, grossing $406,000 over the weekend and $499,000 during its full four-day debut. Despite its underwhelming performance, it claimed a 9% market share, according to data from KOBIS, the Korean Film Council’s tracking service.
Meanwhile, “Love Reset,” a local romantic comedy, maintained its dominance for the third consecutive weekend, experiencing only a 21% drop in earnings to reach $1.84 million over the weekend, capturing a 40% market share. After 19 days in theaters, the film has amassed $11.7 million.
Directed by Nam Dae-Joong, “Love Reset” tells the story of a young couple going through a divorce who lost their memories in a car accident. As they rediscover their love, their families attempt to jog their memories, setting the stage for a potential separation.
The nationwide box office totaled $4.57 million, marking only the second weekend this year where South Korea’s over two thousand cinemas failed to earn $5 million over a weekend collectively. Notably, six of the weakest eight weekends occurred since the beginning of September.
“The Exorcist: Believer,” a new release, secured third place with $336,000 over the weekend, accumulating $477,000 over its five-day debut.
In its second week, the Korean drama film “Hopeless” slipped to fourth place with $256,000 in earnings, bringing its total to $1.72 million.
“Expendables 4” made a belated opening in Korea, grossing $197,000 over the opening weekend and $358,000 in its first five days.
Japanese animation “Blue Giant” followed a similar pattern, claiming fifth place with $193,000 in weekend earnings and $330,000 over five days.
The previous chart-topper, “Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman,” fell to seventh place over the weekend, earning $180,000 and increasing its total since September to $13.7 million.
“Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” brought in $132,000 over the weekend, totaling $945,000.
The Ukrainian-U.S. animation film “Mavka: The Forest” opened in ninth place, grossing $124,000 over the weekend and $171,000 over five days.
Finally, the big-budget Korean sports drama “Road to Boston” took tenth place with $100,000. After four weekends, including the Chuseok holiday period, it has accrued $6.67 million.”