[NEWS] Korean comedy-detective film beats ‘Jurassic World’ in first weekend

SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) — “The Accidental Detective 2: In Action” topped the box office in its opening weekend, sinking “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” to a close second, data showed Monday.

The Korean comedy-detective flick starring Kwon Sang-woo, Sung Dong-il and Lee Kwang-soo amassed 686,807 admissions from Friday to Sunday, bringing to its cumulative total to 1,030,206, according to the computerized box office tally from the Korean Film Council.

In the sequel to the 2015 comedy-detective film “The Accidental Detective,” Kang Dae-man (played by Kwon Sang-soo), the owner of a comic book rental shop and father of two children who once dreamed of becoming a detective, and No Tae-soo, a legendary detective of the Seoul police agency, open a private detective’s office and investigate commissioned cases together.


“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” added 667,384 to its domestic total of 4.75 million in its second weekend in South Korea.

“Ocean’s 8,” a Hollywood heist film starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, earned 335,091 admissions to rank third in its debut weekend.

The Korean crime thriller “Believer” slipped to No. 4 from third, after winning the box office in its first two weekends. The movie starring Cho Jin-woong and Ryu Jun-yeol added 126,707 viewers to its cumulative total of 4.8 million.

The U.S. comedy “I Feel Pretty” took the fifth spot, drawing 27,189 cinemagoers.


Source yonhapnews

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