Korean-made crime thriller “Confession” took first place at the South Korean box office over the weekend, pushing “Black Adam” to third place.
“Confession” earned $1.25 million between Friday and Sunday, according to data from Kubis, a tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofik). In its first five days, the film earned $1.75 million.
In second place belongs another new release title, the revenge action film “Remember,” which earned $1.02 million over the weekend for a 21 percent market share. In its opening five days, it earned $1.62 million.
DC’s superhero film “Black Adam” fell from first to third place following its weak opening. In its second weekend, it took $872,000 and a 19% market share. “Black Adam” has collected $4.72 million after 12 days in Korean cinemas.
The film is a remake of a Canadian-German co-production about an Alzheimer’s patient who wants revenge for the 60 years he has plotted against a pro-Japanese group that killed his entire family.
The arrival of two top-grossing local titles did little to revive the overall box office. The weekend box office total was at least $4.61 million, the third consecutive weekend with a sub-$4 million score.
Japanese animation “Crayon Shin-chan: School Mystery! The Splendid Tenkasu Academy” placed fourth with $321,000. The film has earned $4.91 million in the six weekends since its release on September 28, 2022.
“Everything Everywhere All at One” was fifth with $297,000. After three weekends on release, it has collected $1.34 million.
“Life is Beautiful,” a romance and illness drama, took sixth place with $243,000 for a total of $7.01 million after its sixth week.
“Confidential Assignment 2: International” managed $119,000 for a total of $49.6 million as of September 8.
The animation film, “AINBO: Spirit of the Amazon” was only the second new release title to make the top and then chart. It earned $105,000 in its first five opening days.