‘Parasite’ Has Broken Records in the UK

Parasite breaks records

Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar best picture-winning Parasite has broken the record for highest-grossing non-English language film of all time in the UK.

The plot synopsis – A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

It grossed £528,864 on its fifth weekend, taking it to £11.5m in total – past the £11.1m of Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ from 2004.

Film poster of Parasite - 4 people in a garden with their eyes crossed out
Parasite has become the highest grossing non-english film in the UK box office

The film is released in the UK through Curzon Artificial Eye in partnership with Studiocanal.

Its fall of 49.2% on its previous session was its biggest to date; however, it is still to fall more than 50% on any weekend.

It is the sixth highest-grossing 2020 release so far in the UK, behind 1917Bad Boys For LifeSonic The HedgehogDolittle and The Gentlemen.

Bong’s film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2019 and led the 2020 Academy Awards winners, with four prizes including best picture and best director.

News sourced from: Screen Daily

Written by Pro Ro

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