Oscar Impact: Parasite Box-Office Hit after Best Picture Win

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite benefited immensely at domestic and international the box office after its groundbreaking Best Picture Oscar win.

The 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 February 9, “Parasite” has brought in $8.8, 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.

“Parasite” also saw a notable surge this weekend overseas, adding another $12.7 million for an international bounty of $161 million. Those receipts push “Parasite” past the $200 million mark worldwide with ticket sales currently at $204 million.

“Parasite” became the first non-English film in history to take home the Academy Award for best picture. Out of its six Oscar nominations, it also won for original screenplay, director and international feature.