Parasite smashes (another) UK box office record

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Parasite is now the highest grossing foreign language film of all time in the UK.

It’s been quite a run for Bong Joon Ho’s astonishing movie Parasite, that’s heading to disc in June, but not before it’s completed its box office run. The movie has overcome the commercial hurdle of subtitles to not only take home lots of Oscars and assorted other gongs, but also the break the $50m barrier at the US box office.

In the UK, though, it’s gone one step further. The film has now overtaken the box office total of Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ, that had grossed £11.1m in UK cinemas. And in doing so, it’s become the highest grossing foreign language film of all time in Britain. For its first four weeks on release, the film brought in over £1m of box office each weekend, and that’s with cinemas overtly advertising it in some cases as a subtitled film.

Furthermore, the movie’s worldwide gross now stands at $245m. It would be fair to say that we can call this movie a bit of a success.

The disc release is earmarked for June 1st – and is available for preorder here – but ahead of that Parasite continues to widely play in cinemas around the country.

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