Parasite Reaches New Box Office Milestone After Making History At The Oscars


The thriller Parasite has reached a brand new field workplace milestone following its 4 wins on the Academy Awards, together with Best Picture and Best Director for Bong Joon-ho

The film pulled in an extra $5.5 million on the field workplace this weekend, pushing its worldwide tally to $204 million, according to Variety. This is a rise of 234 p.c in comparison with the weekend prior, earlier than all of the Oscar wins. The $8.Eight million that the film made within the US alone in the course of the week following the Oscars works out to 20 p.c of its complete field workplace gross sales.

Parasite has now made $44 million within the US, with the remaining $160 million coming from worldwide markets.

Best Picture winners usually see a rise in field workplace numbers after the Oscars–last yr’s Green Book noticed its field workplace ticket gross sales soar by 121 p.c after its win. The 234 p.c improve in field workplace receipts for Parasite over the weekend is the very best improve in a decade for a Best Picture winner for the weekend after the Oscars.

Parasite made history on the 92nd Academy Awards. It grew to become the primary non-English film to win Best Picture. It additionally gained for finest director, authentic screenplay, and worldwide film. The solely classes that it was nominated for and did not win had been manufacturing design (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and movie enhancing (Ford v Ferrari).

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In different field workplace information, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie opened in theatres this weekend and it set a new record for a video game movie.