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'Master' tops box office for second straight weekend

All Headlines 11:47 January 02, 2017

By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean action thriller "Master" sat on top at the box office for second straight weekend, drawing about 1.4 million viewers, data showed Monday.

According to a real-time based box office tally from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), "Master" still held the throne, collecting an audience of 1.37 million over the Dec. 31-Jan. 1 weekend.

The film starring big-name actors Lee Byung-hun, Kang Dong-won, Kim Woo-bin and Oh Dal-su surpassed 5 million in the accumulated number of viewers on Sunday, the 12th day of its run.

A still cut from Korean film "Master" (Yonhap)

It depicts the intellectual war among a notorious con man, his sly right-hand man and a police investigator over a major financial scandal.

Disney-Lucasfilm's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" hit the No. 2 spot on its opening weekend, adding about 523,000 to its domestic total of 769,786 viewers.

Illumination and Universal's animated musical "Sing" stepped down to third place with about 348,000 moviegoers while Hollywood musical movie "La La Land" and the Korean nuclear disaster film "Pandora" ranked No. 4 and 5, respectively.

This image provided by UPI Korea shows a scene from the animated musical film "Sing" (Yonhap)

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