'Parasite' Makes History by Becoming U.K.'s Highest-Grossing Foreign-Language Film

Banking $14.59 million since it opened on February 7, the Bong Joon Ho-directed movie breaks the box office record set by Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' in 2004.

AceShowbiz - Oscar-winning drama "Parasite" has set a new record as the highest-grossing foreign-language film in British box office history.

The South Korean movie, directed by Bong Joon Ho, has so far banked $14.59 million (£11.1 million) since it opened on 7 February, dethroning Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ".

The biblical film, which featured dialogue in Hebrew and Latin, had held the title since 2004, with a total gross of $14.56 million (£11.08 million).

Officials at Parasite's distributor, Curzon Artificial Eye, announced the news via Twitter after the figures were unveiled on Sunday, March 08.

"This weekend we're celebrating the fact that Bong Joon Ho's universally acclaimed #Parasite has now become the highest grossing foreign language film in UK box office history!"

Parasite makes history in the U.K.

Curzon Artificial Eye announced the milestones on Twitter.

"Parasite" claimed four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, at Hollywood's big night last month (February), and has taken in more than $257 million (£195.5 million) across the world to date.

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