November 12, 2019 11:42
Bong Joon-ho's movie "Parasite" has set a new record in ticket sales in the U.S. and become the highest grossing foreign-language film there this year.
According to Box Office Mojo, which tracks movie ticket sales, "Parasite" earned US$11.28 million in 603 theaters in North America by Monday.
The first Korean film to win the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival opened in North American theaters on Oct. 11.
Its box-office revenues have already surpassed Bong's last hit "Snowpiercer" ($4.56 million). The biggest-grossing Korean film in North America had been "D-War" by former comedian Shim Hyung-rae ($10.98 million).
"Parasite" has also become the highest-grossing foreign-language film in North America this year, beating "No Manches Frida 2" by Nacho Velilla.
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