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SPIDER-MAN Confidently Slings into First
Jul 11, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Hollywood Sucks Up Business as Monsoon Hits
Ticket sales doubled as the summer season finally kicked into high gear with the arrival of the monsoon season and a major new franchise entry which drew almost record crowds but left slim pickings for holdovers. 3.18 million seats were filled, with Hollywood accounting for 88% of business.
Spider-Man: Homecoming scored a franchise best opening for the webslinger, doubling the opening score of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With 2.61 million viewers (USD 19.13 million) over the weekend and 3.56 million spectators (USD 25.62 million) in five days, the Sony-Marvel film scored one of the best Hollywood debuts ever in Korea, just behind fellow Marvel films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. With little competition for at least another week, business should remain strong.
After a strong debut, local period drama Anarchist from Colony slowed 60% as it brought in another 328,000 admissions (USD 2.31 million), bringing its total to a strong 1.84 million entries (USD 12.36 million). Much further behind, Transformers: The Last Knight dropped 80% as its take fell to 70,000 sales (USD 477,000) and an underwhelming 2.56 million (USD 18.38 million) total.
BONG Joon-ho’s Okja held firm in fourth in limited release, down 40% as it filled 53,000 additional seats (USD 353,000), giving it 215,000 admissions (USD 1.42 million) to date. Down 90% in its sophomore frame was the critically-mauled bust REAL, which added 16,000 viewers (USD 105,000) for a dismal 448,000 spectator (USD 2.81 million) total.