Wonka VS Argylle At South Korean Box Office
Timothee Chalamet’s Wonka VS Henry Cavill’s Argylle At South Korean Box Office (Picture Credit: IMDb)

Timothee Chalamet, ahead of the release of Dune: Part Two, got the highest-grossing film of his career with the musical fantasy Wonka. The film did an incredible business at the North American box office. It is also doing well in South Korea. Meanwhile, Henry Cavill-led Argylle opened to a poor reception here, and it is also the same at the South Korean box office. Keep scrolling to know.

The film, directed by Paul King, tells the origin story of Willy Wonka. The fictional character first appeared in the children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. In 2005, Johnny Depp appeared as Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s movie and was widely appreciated by the people. He and Gene Wilder set the standards too high for this character with their performances, but Timothee brought his nuances to the character and gave it a fresh spin. The fans liked his portrayal of the role, resulting in its positive reception globally.

According to Variety’s report, Timothee Chalamet’s Wonka is #1 at the South Korean box office. The film earned $3.88 million there in the second weekend, per Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council or Kofic. It has been at the Korean theatres for twelve days and has made a cumulative total of $11.6 million. But we cannot say the same for Henry Cavill’s Argylle.

Argylle is struggling at the seventh position at the South Korean box office and managed to earn only $481K this weekend. In the first five days of its release, the Henry Cavill starrer made $752K. Besides Wonka and Argylle, other movies in the top ten include Citizen of a Kind at number 2 with its $2.59 million third weekend collection, followed by Dog Days with $1.14 million and $1.59 million total after five days. The Birth of Korea is number four and has earned $1.12 million.

Korean thriller ‘Dead Man’ opened in the fifth spot with $863K over the weekend, ‘Picnic’ is at number six with $693K. Argylle was followed by Baby Shark’s Big Movie ($289K), ‘12.12: The Day’ (with a cumulative $95 million), and ‘The Jungle Bunch 2: World Tour’ with $75K in its second weekend.

Timothee Chalamet-led Wonka was made on a budget of $125 million and has earned $587.55 million worldwide. The movie was released on January 31 in South Korea and opened at $1.10 million.

On the work front, Timothee will be seen in Dune: part Two, and it is set to hit the screens on March 1, 2024.

Note: Box office numbers are based on estimates and various sources. Numbers have not been independently verified by Koimoi.

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