Kwak Kyung-taek, Yoo Oh-seong, Joo Jin-mo, Kim Woo-bin

From left, director Kwak Kyung-taek, actors Yoo Oh-seong, Joo Jin-mo and Kim Woo-bin pose at the press conference for action film “Friend 2,” held in Ulsan, Korea on July 11, 2013. [Lotte Entertainment]

Korean film noir “Friend 2” has secured its crown on weekend box office for second week straight.

The sequel to 2001 Korean box office hit “Friend,” starring Yoo Oh-sung, Joo Jin-mo and Kim Woo-bin, sat atop the chart again with a ticket sales of 472,000 from November 22 to 24, the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) showed on Monday.

Sitting at the No. 2 place is new Hollywood fantasy action “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which brought in 397,200 moviegoers in its opening week.

2PM Taecyeon’s debut film “Marriage Blue” made a smooth debut to number three with 312,000 ticket sales record, while US comic animation “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” also debuted to No. 4 after attracting 252,000 moviegoers.

Hollywood fantasy action “Thor: the Dar World” dropped to the fifth position with a ticket sales of 164,000, expected to achieve three million audiences next week.

Other beloved films over the weekend were Kim Sun-ah’s thriller “The Fives,” US SF hit “Gravity,” Big Bang T.O.P’s spy drama “Commitment,” US crime thriller “The Counselor” and Korean animation auteur Yeon Sang-ho’s new feature animation “The Fake.”

Reporter. Cory Lee

Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment