Dune Grosses At The Top Of The South Korean Box Office While Venom 2 Witnesses A Steeper Fall
Dune Swaps Positions With Venom 2 As It Rises To Top Of South Korean Box Office(Pic Credit: IMDb)

South Korean cinemas are anticipating a boost from November 1 as the country moves to a policy of living with Covid-19. In the last weekend before the policy’s implementation, ‘Dune’ and ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ swapped positions at the top of the Korean box office. ‘Dune’ rose to first place in its second weekend of release.

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‘Dune’, which was released on October 20, dropped by only 12 per cent in its second weekend. It recorded $2.25 million, for an 11-day cumulative of $6.86 million, according to data from Kobis, the box-office tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

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‘Venom 2’ took a steeper fall of 45 per cent in its third week of release, and added $1.65 million over the weekend. Since its October 13 outing in Korea, it has accumulated $16.7 million.

Following Dune and Venom 2, the third place over the weekend belonged to new release ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ with $485,000 over the weekend and $644,000 over its opening five days.

None of the scores were representative of the kinds of performance that made South Korea the world’s fourth largest box-office market in 2019. The nationwide aggregate was an anemic $5.08 million. That is only half of the best-scoring weekends earlier this year and a small fraction of the pre-pandemic era.

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