‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Makes Noise on Korea Box Office Debut

“A Quiet Place Part II” topped the South Korean box office on its first official weekend of release. It made a considerably bigger splash than Disney-Pixar’s “Luca,” which dived into third place.

The horror film scored $2.43 million over the weekend, having opened on Wednesday. Including previews, it has accumulated $3.36 million over five days, according to data from the Korean Film Council’s Kobis tracking service.

“A Quiet Place Part II” accounted for 36% share of the market, pointing to a nationwide weekend total of $6.68 million. That is a 19% increase on the previous weekend and is the fifth consecutive weekend where cinemas have operated at levels nearly double that of the six-month rut endured since late in 2020. The mean box office of the past five weekends has been $6.48 million.

“A Quiet Place Part II” deposed “Cruella,” which had opened on May 26, but enjoyed the top spot only in its third weekend. “Cruella” earned $1.48 million in its fourth weekend, a drop of only 17% from the preceding $1.79 million. After four weekends “Cruella” has a cumulative total of $10.4 million.
Fishy tale, “Luca” was given a Thursday opening in Korean cinemas. It earned $942,000 over the weekend, and $1.08 million over four days.

“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” dropped quickly from its previous second place to fourth. Its weekend grosses dropped 66% from $1.42 million to $470,000. After three weekends, it has a cumulative of $6.39 million.

Local horror franchise film “Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming” was one of very few Korean films to release under the current anemic conditions. It earned $397,000 over the weekend and $520,000 over its opening four days. Ranked in fifth place, it was very unusually the only Korean-made title in the top ten.

Minor places went to previews of “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” “F9,” “Wrath of Man,” “Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train” and new release Japanese film “Love Me, Love Me Not.”

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