Bong Joon Ho’s film “Parasite” has surpassed $11 million at the box office in North America, making it the highest grossing foreign-language film in the region this year.
The film won the Palme d’Or in Cannes this May, and hit the theaters in the US and Canada on October 11th. According to that of Box Office Mojo and Variety on November 11th, “Parasiste” has grossed a record of $11.28 million in North America.
“Parasite” has become the highest grossing Korean film to ever be released in North America, surpassing Shim Hyun Rae’s “D-War” that was released in 2007 and had been holding the No. 1 title for the past 12 years. It has also surpassed the film “No Manches Frida 2”, the film that had been holding the No. 1 record for highest-grossing foreign-language film in North America, which was released in the US in March and reached box office sales of $9.27 million.
With both the box office success and critical acclamation, many are going so far as to wonder if “Parasite” will have a shot at grabbing an Oscar at the Academy Awards next year.