|▲ [Zenithcope] ‘Parasite’ of director Bong Joon-ho and Song Kang-ho reaches ten million viewers...Success in the box office will continue (Photo=CJ Entertainment)|
The movie 'Parasite' which received the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes has reached ten million viewers. It is a record that was set in 53 days since it's release.
The movie, 'Parasite' is about a family meeting that began when Gi-woo, the eldest son of Gi-taek, whose family is all out of work, steps into Mr. Park's house for a high-priced private interview, which turns into an uncontrollable incident.
‘Parasite’, which was released on the 30th of May, has continued its success amid hot interest. After being released, it had maintained the first place for 16 consecutive days and in 14 days, it became a movie that attracted the most viewers among the movies that were released in May.
Besides, it has been loved by viewers steadily even among the Hollywood blockbusters, such as ‘Aladdin’, ‘Toy Story 4’ and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home', achieving ten million viewers 53 days after its release.
Regarding this, director Bong Joon-ho said “I was very surprised since I didn’t expect this kind of situation. I think we received love from the viewers every day since its release. I thank the viewers,” delivering his feelings.
In addition, actor Song Kang-ho said “I think the reason why ‘Parasite’ could receive a huge amount of love is the result of our dear viewers’ pride and deep affection to Korean movies. That’s why I am honored,” expressing his gratitude.
The movie ‘Parasite’ has become the 19th Korean movie to attract ten million viewers, followed by 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents', ‘Extreme Job’, ‘Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds’ and 'Ode to My Father' and if the foreign films that reached ten million viewers, such as ‘Avatar’ and 'Avengers: Infinity War' are included, it becomes the 26th movie to attract ten million viewers.
CJ ENM, which is the investment distributor, predicted that "The movie 'Parasite' is expected to be released all over the world by, which would raise the status of Korea swiftly."
Meanwhile, starting with Korea, 'Parasite' is released in order in countries such as France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, and Indonesia and is expected to be released in Thailand, The Philippines, North America, Germany, and Spain.
Written by Jieun Oh
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