Sony’s SEARCHING starring John Cho as a father trying to find his missing daughter using the internet and technology, improved its box office take by 62% in its second weekend of release in South Korea to take the #1 spot. The film had premiered at #2 in its opening weekend.

The thriller took in $5.79 million from 768,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $13.0 million from 1.74 million admissions after two weekends. It accounted for 50% of the total weekend box office.

As far as I know (and please correct me if I’m wrong), this is the first time a film starring a Korean American has reached the top spot at the South Korean box office so congrats to John and the cast/crew of SEARCHING!