Box Office: ‘Parasite’ Heads for Huge $50M-Plus in U.S. After Historic Oscar Win

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite continued to make headlines following its historic Oscar best picture victory.Over the long Presidents Day holiday, the South Korean dark comedy-thriller made its biggest push yet in the U.S., expanding from 1,060 locations to 2,001.

The move paid off as Parasite raced up the chart to No.

7 with $6.8 million — the film’s top weekend gross to date (indie distributor Neon first opened the film in select arthouse cinemas in early October).Globally, Parasite celebrated its Academy Award victory by zooming past the $200 million mark for Cj Entertainment despite the …

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