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‘Parasite’ Gets Its Oscars Bump, With Theaters Doubling Showings

  • South Korean comic thriller is expanding to 2,000 locations
  • Ticket sales have jumped 443% on box-office website Fandango

Parasite

Parasite

Source: CJ Entertainment

“Parasite,” the South Korean comic thriller that took home the Oscar for best picture Sunday, is cashing in on its newfound fame.

U.S. and Canadian theaters are doubling the number of locations showing the film to 2,000, and online ticket sales have jumped 443% from last week on box-office website Fandango, the service said. It’s now the third-most in-demand film on Fandango.