Parasite Hits New Box Office Milestone | Spurzine

Parasite Hits New Box Office Milestone


Asian thriller Parasite has hit a new box office milestone following its previous fame at the Academy Awards after it took home four wins, including Best Picture and Best Director (Bong Joon-ho)

‘Parasite’ has continued to bring in more money at the box office and it previously brought an extra $5.5 million over the weekend, pushing its worldwide tally to $204 million (UGX 748,312,800,000), according to Variety.

Meaning, there has been a 234 percent increase in ticket sales compared to the weekend prior to giving the Asian thriller the much-needed boost. The $8.8 million that the movie made in the US alone during the week following the Oscars works out to 20 percent of its total box office sales.

‘Parasite’ has now made $44 million in the US, with the remaining $160 million coming from international markets.

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Park So-Dam, Lee Sun-Kyun, Choi Woo-Shik, Lee Jeon-eun and Song Kang-ho lift their Actor onstage during the show at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times) | Spurzine

Parasite became the first non-English film in history to take home the Academy Award for best picture. It also won for best director, original screenplay, and international movie. The only categories that it was nominated for and didn’t win were production design (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and film editing (Ford v Ferrari).

What is Parasite all about?

The critically acclaimed film follows the story of a poor family household scheming to become employees of a much wealthier family by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals. The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam.

The film also won the SAG Award, which is one of the highest honors that were given to Bong Joon Ho’s genre-scrambling class satire despite facing tough competition from diverse films like “Bombshell,” The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”


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Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spurzine. He is passionate about tech, and games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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