SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Hollywood action blockbuster “Terminator Genisys” rose to the top of South Korea’s daily box office, drawing an audience of 250,000 on opening day, data showed.
Released Thursday on 1,086 screens nationwide, the fifth installment of the Terminator series sold 252,680 tickets that day, the Korean Film Council said. The movie raked in slightly more than 2 billion won (US$1.7 million), which accounts for 50.7 percent of the nation’s box office sales.
“Northern Limit Line,” a domestic film that has kept the top post in the box office for eight straight days since its release, was pushed to the second place in the box office ranking.
The opening score is the fourth highest among films that opened this year next to 622,210 for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and 321,653 for “Taken 3″ and 274,723 for “Jurassic World.”
Directed by Alan Taylor, “Terminator Genisys” serves as a prequel, sequel and reboot to the first four Terminator movies.
In the new film, Arnold Schwarzenegger reprised his iconic cybernetic robot character, joined by a slew of newcomers, including “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke and “Divergent” star Jai Courtney, and South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun.’