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‘Shang-Chi’ Tops Muted Korea Box Office Weekend

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Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” Marvel’s first movie with an Asian superhero, topped the South Korean box office over its first weekend.

But it failed to lift Korean cinema-going to new heights.The film grossed $4.75 million over the opening weekend, according to data from Kobis, the tracking service provided by the Korean Film Council.

Released on Wednesday, it has a five-day cumulative of $6.61 million.Its Friday to Sunday haul was achieved on 1,783 screens and represented 59% of the national box office haul.

The overall weekend total was $8.05 million, a decent bounce from the previous weekend, but also short of the best weekend of the year.Korean film “Sinkhole” has the biggest opening.

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