Iron Man 3

The poster of “Iron Man 3” which opened in Korean theatres on April 25, 2013. [Marvel Studios]

Marvel’s superhero film “Iron Man 3” has been on the top spot of Korea’s box office for four weeks straight now.

“Iron Man” was ranked the No. 1 movie in the country after pulling in 696,310 moviegoers during the weekend of May 17 to 19, the Korean Box Office Information System [KOBIS] showed on Monday.

The movie has now drawn in over a total 8.4 million viewers since its release in late April, making it the second most-watched foreign film in Korea.

James Cameron’s “Avatar,” released in 2009, is at the top spot with over 13 million audiences.

Meanwhile, Korean thriller pic “Montage” soared to second place on the box office after jumping 16 places with 556,161 moviegoers during the same period.

Newly released Hollywood mellow movie “The Great Gatsby” followed closely behind at third after selling 525,255 tickets.

The original novel from 1925 of the same name by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald has consistently been ranked among the greatest works of American literature. The story revolves around the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

Korean movie “Boomerang Family” and “Born to Sing” which were the second and third most-watched movies the previous weekend are now fifth and seventh on the Korean box office.

Other notable films in the chart included the animated film “The Croods,” Korean comedy film “Happiness for Sale,” English comedy movie “The Angels’ Share,” and French melodrama “Rust & Bone.”

Reporter. Kang Jung Yeon atoz@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of Marvel Studios