The thriller Parasite has reached a new box office milestone following its four wins at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Bong Joon-ho
The movie pulled in a further $5.5 million at the box office this weekend, pushing its worldwide tally to $204 million, according to Variety. This is an increase of 234 percent compared to the weekend prior, before all the Oscar wins. 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.
Best Picture winners often see an increase in box office numbers after the Oscars–last year’s Green Book saw its box office ticket sales jump by 121 percent after its win. The 234 percent increase in box office receipts for Parasite over the weekend is the highest increase in a decade for a Best Picture winner for the weekend after the Oscars.
Parasite made history at the 92nd Academy Awards. It became the first non-English movie to win 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).
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