Released on Wednesday, American thriller “Searching” landed in second. Starring Korean-American actor John Cho, the Sony release earned $4.4 million. Opening the same day, Korean drama “High Society” debuted in third place. The Lotte Entertainment release earned $3.75 million from 509,000 admissions over five days. Directed by Byun Hyuk the film tells the story of a married couple who try to climb the social ladder. The top three films together accounted for 70% of total weekend box office.
Another Lotte release, “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” remained in fourth. The fantasy drama earned $896,000 to extend its total to $91.0 million after five weekends on release. Next Entertainment World’s crime thriller “The Witness” incurred a week-on-week drop of 77% and slipped to fifth.