'Beauty and the Beast' enchants S. Korean box office
|A promotional poster for "Beauty and the Beast" (Yonhap)|
The live-action version of the animated classic, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, garnered 1.4 million views over the March 17-19 weekend, supplanting the previous No. 1, "Kong: Skull Island," according to the real-time based box office tally from the Korean Film Council.
The King Kong film was at a distant second with 317,687 admissions while "Logan," a Hollywood superhero movie starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, came in the third, selling 158,723 tickets at theaters nationwide.
"Part-time Spy" was the only Korean film in the top five. The comedy-action flick starring Kang Ye-won and Han Chae-a ranked No.
4 with 89,266 views on its debut weekend.
|A promotional poster for "Part-time Spy" (Yonhap)|