This week’s Korean box office was dominated by Western films, such as Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the recently released The King’s Man and The Matrix Resurrections. This has resulted in several local films bouncing from the top five.
The only local film that still remains in the top five of the Korean box office this week is Nothing Serious, which is romantic genre
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home still dominated the South Korean box office in its second week of release. Tom Holland’s latest film with Zendaya sold 2,056,701 tickets on 2,826 screens, equivalent to US$17 million.
Spider-Man: No Way Home tells of the dilemma that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) feels after he is slandered and his identity exposed by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) before dying in a fight in London.
Based on an assessment compiled by Rotten Tomatoes on Friday (17/12), the film received a Tomatometer score of 95 percent from 201 film critics.
Since airing December 15, 2021 in Korea, Spider-Man: No Way Home has raised US$41 million from sales of 4,826,651 tickets.
2. The King’s Man
The King’s Man is a prequel to two previous stories, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
This film tells the story of a party who plans a war to eliminate millions of people. It was then that a private intelligence agency named Kingsman was formed.
The King’s Man is the ambition of Director Matthew Vaughn who is determined to develop the Kingsman franchise. One of them tells how espionage changes from time to time.
3. The Matrix 4: Resurrections
The Matrix Resurrections contains a continuation of Neo’s adventures in the Matrix world. Set 18 years after the last film, The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Thomas Anderson aka Neo (Keanu Reeves), is a famous game maker.
One day, Neo sees an intruder while playing a game and tries to stop him. But he is blocked by his business partner, Smith (Jonathan Groff).
This film returns to feature actors and characters from previous films, such as Keanu Reeves as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity/Tiffany and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe.
The Matrix Resurrections also features a new character, the Analyst, played by Neil Patrick Harris. He is an analyst who gives Neo the blue and red pills.
In its first week, The Matrix 4 raised US$1.3 million from sales of 157,130 tickets on 970 screens
Encanto dropped one place to fourth place compared to last week. This week, Encanto’s revenue increased by US$222.4 thousand from sales of 29,440 tickets on 339 screens.
Thus, since its November 24 release in Korea, Disney’s newest animated film has collected US$4.8 million from sales of 609,787 tickets.Encanto’s story centers on a magical family known as The Madrigals. They live in a house in a town called Encanto located in the mountains of Colombia.
All members of this family have special abilities. However, there is one family member who has no magical abilities at all. She is Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz).
5. Nothing Serious
Nothing Serious had to drop three places to fifth compared to last week. The film earned US $ 174,000 from sales of 20,990 tickets on 525 screens.
This film tells the story of Woo-ri (Son Suk-ku) a 33-year-old man who works as a new journalist and is in charge of writing a column about sex. However, he was confused because he had never had sex with anyone else at all.
He then meets Ja-young (Jun Jong-seo) via a dating app. Ja-young is a brave woman. He was determined not to date again because his girlfriend decided after a month of dating.