Poster for "Spellbound" [CJ Entertainment]
Korean comedy "Spellbound" worked its magic this past weekend, claiming its first win on the local box office despite seeing a weaker debut in the start of the month.
On Monday, KOBIS (Korea Box Office Information System) showed that Son Ye-jin and Lee Min-ki's movie which opened at second place on the box office on December 1, attracted 590,232 moviegoers during the weekend of December 9 to 11 to hand it the top spot.
"Spellbound," helmed by Hwang In-ho, tells the story of how Jo-goo (Lee) falls in love with Yeo-ri (Son) who can see ghosts and have them haunt those around her.
In the meantime, Hollywood's 3D blockbuster "The Adventures of Tintin" by famed director Steven Spielberg made its debut in second place after moving 407,330 tickets and former No. 1 pic "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1" slipped two spots to third place with 249,656 admits.
Other movies rounding out on the top ten box office spots included "Arthur Christmas," "S.I.U (Special Investigation Unit)," "Punch," "Blitz," "Punch-line," "Real Steel" and "Moneyball."
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