Distributed locally by co-financier Showbox Mediaplex, the film took in 588,683 admissions, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC)'s integrated box office data system.
Released on the same day, Tom Cruise-starring Valkyrie grossed a total of $1.9m for 20th Century Fox Korea, while local filmCity of Damnationtook $1.58m for CJ Entertainment.
Over the three days of Jan 23-25, Lotte Entertainment's local comedy Scandal Makers (a.k.a. Overspeed Scandal) marched into Korea 's all-time top 10 hit parade. Released Dec 4, the sleeper hit clocked up another 156,000 admissions. The film has now grossed $31.55m in total.
At number five, Yu Ha's period melodrama A Frozen Flower, released Dec 30, took in another $428,500 for Showbox over the same three days; while Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, released Jan 8, took another $238,900 for CJ Entertainment.
Released Jan 22, Changeling debuted at number seven for UPI Korea, taking a total of $332,860, followed by Bedtime Stories for Sony Pictures Releasing Buena Vista International Korea with $234,000.
Transporter 3, released by Cynergy Jan 8, took another $88,540 over the three days, and local farmer documentary Old Partner, released Jan 15 by Indiestory, took another $40,600 to gross a total of $104,570.