“Parasite” Sets Record For Highest Grossing Foreign-Language Film In North America This Year
Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed film “Parasite” has surpassed $11 million at the box office in North America, becoming the highest grossing foreign-language film in the region this year.
The film, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes this May, hit theaters in the United States and Canada on October 11. According to Box Office Mojo and Variety on November 11, “Parasite” has grossed a record of $11.28 million in North America.
The film that previously held the No. 1 record for highest grossing foreign-language film in North America in 2019 was “No Manches Frida 2,” which was released in the United States in March and reached box office sales of $9.27 million.
“Parasite” has also become the highest grossing Korean film ever to be released in North America as it surpasses Shim Hyung Rae’s “D-War” that was released in 2007 and has been holding the No. 1 title for 12 years.
With a combination of box office success and critical acclaim, many are wondering if “Parasite” will be grabbing an Oscar at the Academy Awards next year.