Parasite: Bong’s Oscar Winner is UK’s Highest-Grossing Film of All-Time

Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winning thriller Parasite has broken records at the U.K. box office, becoming the country’s highest-grossing foreign-language film of all time.

“Parasite” has overtaken Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” which had held the foreign-language film record since 2004.

“Parasite’s” U.K. box office now stands at £11.5 million ($15.1 million), according to the film’s distributor Curzon Artificial Eye.  It passed “The Passion of the Christ’s” £11.1 million ($14.5 million) record on Friday.

“Parasite” was playing in 504 sites over the weekend, adding £528,864 ($692,462) to its total box office.

“Parasite” debuted in the U.K. on February 7, just days ahead of the Academy Awards where it won four Oscars including for best film.

The U.K. release came later than most territories, allowing the hit South Korean film to capitalize fully on its Oscar.

Globally, the film has taken $257 million at the box office, with more than $50 million coming from the U.S via distributor Neon and $73 million in South Korea.