‘Parasite’ is set to sell 10M tickets
The dark social satire by director Bong Joon-ho sold 9,000,284 tickets as of Sunday morning, 25 days after its release, according to the data from the Korean Film Council (Kofic).
The film surpassed the five-million threshold on its eighth day before hitting the eight-million mark on its 17th.
“Parasite” is currently ranked fourth at the box office and is headed to the 10-million-ticket milestone, a rare commercial achievement for an art film recognized at an international film festival like Cannes.
The film also set a new Korean cinematic record by having release rights sold to 202 foreign countries.
“Parasite” has been invited to three more international film festivals: the Munich International Film Festival, which begins this month in Germany; the Locarno Film Festival in August in Locarno, Switzerland; and the Lumiere Film Festival in October in Lyon, France. It won the top prize at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival in Sydney, Australia.
The film, a crossover between a comedy and thriller, deals with the economic class divisions between two Korean families.