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‘Twenty’ Topped 'Salut d'Amour' In The Weekend Box Office

BY Adrienne Stanley | Apr 12, 2015 06:48 PM EDT


The coming-of-age comedy “Twenty” continued to dominate domestic films in the Korean weekend box office totals for April 10 through 12.  According to KOFIC, the film garnered $2.1 million in its third weekend and has grossed $19.1 million since its March 25 premier.

“Twenty” placed second in box office earnings, following the Hollywood production, “Fast & Furious 7.” “Fast & Furious 7” has grossed $15.9 million in two weeks.

The success of “Twenty” has demonstrated the box office potential of Kim Woo Bin. He is on the path to becoming Korea’s next top film star, with more than 100 thousand admissions for his last three films. The 25-year-old actor had in first major film role in the 2013 gangster film, “Friend: The Legacy.” This film coincided with his successful role as Choi Young Do in the hit SBS teen drama “The Heirs.” He continued his rise to stardom with a starring role in the 2014 heist movie, “The Technicians.”

“Twenty” also capitalizes on the rising popularity of “Misaeng” star Kang Ha Neul. The actor followed the 2014 supernatural film, "Mourning Grave" with meaty roles in "C'est Si Bon" and "Empire of Lust." "Twenty" also stars Junho of the R&B male group, 2PM, whose film roles include Squirrel in "Cold Eyes." The film will open in 25 theaters in North America on April 17.

CJ Entertainment’s family comedy “Salut d’Amour” premiered with $2.0 million in ticket sales. “Salut d’Amour” blends a seasoned cast led by Park Geun Hyung and Youn Yuh Jung. K-Drama fans have expressed interest in the film due to the casting of Han Ji Min, while K-pop fans flocked to theaters to see EXO’s Chanyeol.

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