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Second Top Place Finish for SPIRITS’ HOMECOMING
Mar 07, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
GODS OF EGYPT Opens in 2nd Place
Local comfort women drama Spirits' Homecoming remains a force to be reckoned with on the charts, keeping most of its audience as it benefits from strong word-of-mouth. A new US release and strong holdovers gave America the market edge at 55% as 1.97 million tickets were shifted over the frame.
Dipping just 25%, Spirits' Homecoming added 600,905 viewers (USD 4.03 million) for a 2.6 million admissions total (USD 16.59 million), a stellar result for an independent crowd-funded title. On Monday morning, CHO Jung-rae’s film was still top of the reservations chart, with a 23% share of advance ticket sales.
Having a stronger-than-expected debut in second place was Hollywood sword-and-sandals pic Gods of Egypt. The film, which has been the subject of much racial discourse in the west, mustered a 442,387 spectators (USD 3.15 million) bow, with 502,119 admissions (USD 3.55 million) in the four days since its debut.
Sliding a light 31% was Disney toon Zootopia, adding 296,354 viewers (USD 2.03 million) to its war chest, which now stands at an impressive 1.9 million admissions (USD 12.01 million). The film scored a record opening for a Disney original animation stateside, bowing to USD 73.7 million over the weekend.
In fourth place, Deadpool began to wind down its run, dipping 63% for another 171,631 tickets (USD 1.25 million) and a new total of 3.13 million viewers (USD 21.69 million). Just behind it, LEE Joon-ik’s Colonial Era drama DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet decelerated 42% for another 112,770 spectators (USD 760,724), as it inches towards the one million admissions mark.
Michael Bay’s war drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opened in sixth with 83,780 viewers (USD 573,555) while Best Picture winner at the Oscars Spotlight stayed flat in eighth post-awards with 56,455 viewers (USD 411,114) and has taken in 226,737 admissions (USD 1.51 million) to date.