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'Venom 2' tops 1 mln admissions on its first week in South Korea

Movies 09:23 October 18, 2021

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) -- "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" has dominated the South Korean box office in its opening weekend, topping 1 million total admissions, box office data showed Monday.

The sequel to 2018's "Venom" sold a combined 778,000 tickets over the Friday to Sunday period, bringing its combined total to over 1.1 million since its release last Wednesday, according to data from the Korean Film Council.

It is the third film this year to surpass the 1 million mark in its first week of release, following Marvel Studios' "Black Widow" and "F9," the latest chapter in the "Fast and Furious" saga.

Also, "Venom 2" became the eighth foreign film to reach the milestone in 2021, including Disney's "Soul," "Black Widow" and "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

Released by Sony Pictures, the second Venom film revolves around investigative journalist Eddie Brock, whose symbiotic bond with an alien named Venom gives him superpowers.

This image provided by Sony Pictures shows a scene from "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

"No Time to Die," the 25th in the James Bond series, dropped to second place with 65,000 moviegoers over the weekend. It posted a cumulative 1.15 million in attendance after its third weekend.

Korean films "On the Line" and "Miracle" finished third and fourth, garnering 34,000 and 18,000 viewers, respectively, over the three-day period.

A total of 960,000 people came to theaters last weekend, rebounding from a five-month low of 443,000 the previous week.

brk@yna.co.kr
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