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Domestic comedy 'Luck-Key' continues reign over weekend box office

All Headlines 10:12 October 24, 2016

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- Korean comedy film "Luck-Key" dominated the box office, drawing close to 1.2 million moviegoers over the weekend.

The film starring Yoo Hae-jin as a killer topped the chart with 1,164,324 viewers during the Oct. 21-23 weekend, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the official box office tracker. The number represents 66.8 percent of total ticket sales.

The official poster of the Korean comedy film "Luck-Key" (Yonhap)

Released on Oct. 13, the movie has so far attracted an audience of 4.34 million, grossing 35.67 billion won (US$31.39 million). The film, which cost 6 billion won to produce, already passed the break-even point of 1.8 million in attendance.

Directed by Lee Kye-byeok, the remake of a Japanese movie is about a hired killer who loses his memory after slipping and banging his head on the floor of a public bath. After the memory loss, he believes that he is a no-name actor.

Tom Hanks' "Inferno" was seen by 472,595 people, rising to the No. 2 spot on its opening weekend. The film marks the actor's third collaboration with director Ron Howard after "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) and "Angels & Demons" (2013).

Director Tim Burton's fantasy flick "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" and American horror film "Don't Breathe" came in third and fourth, with 109,941 and 45,143 viewers, respectively.

"Queen of Walking," a domestic film starring Shim Eun-kyung, debuted at No. 5 on the chart, adding 42,163 viewers to its total of 62,256.

The official poster of Hollywood mystery thriller "Inferno" (Yonhap)

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