'Avatar: The Way of Water' remains top of box office for 4th week

A scene from "Avatar: The Way of Water" [THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY KOREA]

The "Avatar" sequel topped the domestic box office for the fourth week running, data showed Monday.

James Cameron's latest sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar: The Way of Water," a sequel to his 2009 hit, garnered 592,000 admissions from Friday to Sunday, according to data from the Korean Film Council (Kofic).

Tickets to "Avatar 2" sold at a slower rate compared to the previous weekend when the movie drew 1.27 million moviegoers.

The Hollywood blockbuster has accumulated 8.78 million viewers and generated 109.6 billion won ($86.8 million) in sales since its release in Korea on Dec. 14.

"Hero," a homegrown musical film about Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun, remained at No. 2 with 322,000 admissions over the same period. It has amassed 2.22 million viewers since its release on Dec. 21.

The Japanese basketball animation film "The First Slam Dunk" came in third with 309,000 admissions on its opening weekend.