Iron Man 3 Cements the Top Spot in Korean Box Office

Iron Man from a scene in “Iron Man 3.” [Marvel Studios]

Marvel Comic’s “Iron Man 3” has cemented its position at the top spot of the Korean box office.

Hollywood superhero film “Iron Man 3” pulled in 1,039,874 moviegoers during the weekend of May 10 to 12, the Korean Box Office Information System [KOBIS] showed Monday, to keep it at first place for the third week in a row.

The third installment of “Iron Man” also became the fourth most-watched foreign movie in Korean film history with over 7.4 million audiences since its release in the country on April 25.

Meanwhile, newly released Korean comedy film “Boomerang Family” took the second place on the box office with 442,056 moviegoers.

“Boomerang Family” centers on a wacky family that has not matured a bit over time. There is the middle aged big brother who lives with his mother, his little brother who has no steady income to support himself, his divorced sister who has no future planned for herself and her ignorant daughter. Therefore, it is a mystery how their mother keeps feeding them expensive food despite her old age.

Then, Korean family drama “Born to Sing” was pushed down a slot from the previous week’s No. 2 with 174,048 moviegoers, while U.S. animated family film “The Croods” drew in 53,031 moviegoers to take the next place on the chart.

Other notable films in the chart included the re-released in 3D version of “Finding Nemo,” Dwayne Johnson’s action film “Snitch,” and French melodrama “Rust & Bone” starring Marion Cotillard of “Inception.” 

Reporter. Lee Eun Ah domino@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of Marvel Studios