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'Mummy' and 'Villainess' beat 'Wonder Woman' in S. Korean weekend box office

All News 09:49 June 12, 2017

By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- Tom Cruise wielded unrivaled influence on the South Korean box office over the weekend.

His new action blockbuster "The Mummy" topped the weekend box office, drawing 1.128 million cinemagoers to 1,254 screens around the country, according to figures from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

This image released by UPI Korea shows a promotional poster for "The Mummy." (Yonhap)

The movie's accumulated ticket sales reached 2.384 million Sunday, the sixth day of its run, becoming the fastest foreign film to surpass the 2 million mark this year.

"The Villainess," a Korean action flick starring Kim Ok-bin, was the runner-up, seen by 381,133 people.

Directed by Jung Byung-gil, the movie centers on a young girl who is raised to be a deadly assassin. After being abandoned by her organization, she is recruited by South Korea's state intelligence agency as an agent. But she seeks revenge after realizing the secrets and conspiracies surrounding her.

"Wonder Woman," starring Gal Gadot, fell two spots to No. 3, selling 240,556 tickets.

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" also moved down two notches to fourth with 149,682. It was followed by "Our President," a homegrown documentary biopic of late former President Roh Moo-hyun. The film sold 137,286 tickets over the weekend.

This image released by Next Entertainment World shows a promotional poster for "The Villainess." (Yonhap)


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