If you haven’t watched ‘Parasite‘ yet, then you need to change that. I know I’ve said that before, but I REALLY mean it this time. The South Korean genre-bending film was easily the best film of 2019.
It took home the award for Best Picture at the Academy Awards earlier this month, and thanks to the win, it’s now seeing a record boost at the box office.
The twisted South Korean thriller collected $5.5 million over the weekend, an exceptional 234% increase in ticket sales and the biggest post-Oscar boost for a best picture winner in the past decade.
In the seven days since the Academy Awards on Feb. 9, ‘Parasite’ has brought in $8.8 million, representing 20% of its domestic tally. To date, “Parasite” has made $44 million in the U.S., a massive result for a foreign language film.
Yes, it’s a foreign language film. Yes, you will have to read subtitles, but please don’t let that stop you. It’s a lovely film and you will find yourself forgetting you’re even reading in the first place.
The film has made over over $161 million internationally, which means it’s made over $200 million worldwide.
In case you’re wondering, it worked with a budget of around $11 million, so those numbers are, uh,[mashshare]