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Korean actor Song Kang-ho speaks at the press conference for film “Snowpiercer” held in Seoul, Korea on July 22, 2013 [CJ Entertainment]

Acclaimed Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” was glued to the top spot of the Korean box office over the weekend.

The global film project stayed atop the Korean weekend box office for two weeks running after boarding over 1.59 million moviegoers during the weekend of August 9 to 11, the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) showed on Monday.

Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and Song Kang-ho, the film has sold over six million tickets in 12 days of its opening on July 31, which is only a day behind the record set by 2012 box office smash “The Thieves.”

Ha Jung-woo’s thriller “THE TERROR LIVE” also stayed at the second place on the chart after drawing in close to 1.1 moviegoers over the weekend.

Animated film “Epic,” voice-dubbed by KARA’s Seungyeon and 2AM Jinwoon, made its debut to the third position after selling over 290,000 million tickets, while Japanese animated film “Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depth” followed after nabbing over 140,000 million admissions.

Dreamwork’s animated film “Turbo” fell two spots down and rounded off the top five of the weekend Korean box office by pulling in more than 130,000 million moviegoers.

Other movies much enjoyed last weekend included Jang Hyuk’s new disaster film “THE FLU,” Hugh Jackman’s blockbuster ” The Wolverine,” Lee Byung-hun’s Hollywood actioner “RED 2,” animation “The Smurfs 2” and 2PM Junho’s action thriller “Cold Eyes.”

Reporter. Eun Ah Lee domino@tenasia.co.kr
Photographer. Gue Hye Jung photonine@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Lee Hye Ji tenasia.co.kr