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‘Your Name’ Remains on Top, ‘Moana’ Lands in Second


NewsHubForeign-made animated movies held the top two places at the Korean box office. Makoto Shinkai’s “ Your Name ” remained on top for the second weekend, while Disney’s “ Moana ” debuted in second place.
“Your Name” enjoyed 30% of the weekend total and earned $5.23 million. Favorable word of mouth puts it on course for 3 million admissions within the next week and to overtake “Howl’s Moving Castle” as the biggest ever Japanese movie in Korea.
Opening on Thursday (Jan. 12,) “Moana” scored $4.58 million from 673,000 admissions over opening four days. It is Disney’s second biggest opening score in Korea, behind 2013’s “Frozen.”
CJ Entertainment’s “Master” slipped to third place with a drop of 50%. The crime drama earned $2.1 million and extended its total to $48.4 million after four weekends.
Both opening on Wednesday, “Allied” and “Assassin’s Creed” took fourth and fifth, respectively. Distributed by Lotte Entertainment, Paramount’s “Allied” earned $2.4 million over five days. Fox’s “Creed” earned $2.1 million.
“La La Land” bounced back to sixth, earning $798,000 between Friday and Sunday. The Oscars hopeful has made a total of $20.8 million in Korea to date.
With a steep drop of 85%, UPI’s “ Passengers ” slipped to seventh place. The picture earned $371,000 between Friday and Sunday for a total of $4.54 million after two weekends.

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