‘Parasite’, winner of 4 Oscars, climbs up box office charts across globe

‘Parasite’, winner of 4 Oscars, climbs up box office charts across globe

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After winning four oscars,… ‘Parasite’ has been dubbed a “game changer” for the world movie industry.
Riding on the wave last weekend’s remarkable achievement,… more people around the world have been heading to theaters to watch ‘Parasite.’
Kan Hyeong-woo reports.
‘Parasite’ made history at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday as the first non-English language film to take the top honor – Best Picture.
Winning the most prestigious Oscar,…Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy has been credited with forever changing the landscape of the international film industry.
Owner of Cohen Media Group, Charles Cohen, says ‘Parasite’ is a “game changer” and “it’s a great vote of confidence for world cinema”.
His company owns movie theater chains throughout the UK and the U.S.
In fact, ‘Parasite’ earned more than 1-point-3 million U.S. dollars in the UK in its first two days after its February 7th release,… a British record for a non-English language movie.
Bong’s movie has also set new highs for a South Korean film’s revenue in France, Mexico and Russia.
According to International media analytics company Comscore,…’Parasite’ has topped the Spanish box office…a first for a South Korean film.
Italian newspaper la Repubblica reports that ‘Parasite’ has also claimed the number one spot on Italy’s box office.
‘Parasite’ fever remains in full swing in the United States as well.
The film is sitting at the top of Amazon’s best sellers list in the Blu-Ray category.
It’s number two on the U.S. iTunes Store movie rentals chart.
According to U.S. ticketing firm Fandango, ‘Parasite’ has received an Oscar online ticket bump of over four-hundred-40 percent.
Movie ticket revenue tracker, Box Office Mojo, says Bong’s latest film is the 4th-most reserved movie in the U.S. and Canada.
‘Parasite”s distributor in North America Neon plans to increase its showings of ‘Parasite’ to some 2,000 cinema screens by the weekend.
Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News.

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