‘Parasite’ to Become Year’s Highest-Grossing Foreign Film in the U.S.

Published on Nov 09, 2019

‘Parasite’ to Become Year’s Highest-Grossing Foreign Film in the U.S.

Bong Joon-ho’s Korean-language black comedy “Parasite” is poised to polish its Oscar credentials this weekend when it is expected to pass the $10 million milestone at the North American box office.

The scathing social critique, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes in May, opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters on Oct. 11. It finished last weekend with a running domestic total of $7.53 million, according to tracking service Comscore.

“It could potentially cross $10 million this weekend since it is adding 142 locations, for a total of 603,” Comscore’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, told Variety.

That total would make “Parasite” the highest grossing foreign-language film of the year on North American soil, overtaking the Spanish-language Mexican comedy “No Manches Frida 2,” which was released in March and grossed $9.27 million domestically.

“‘Parasite has been riding a wave of interest since its debut. Neon’s slow rollout was perfectly orchestrated from day

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Author: Patrick Frater