Since director Bong Joon Ho's Best Picture winner Parasite hit Hulu on Wednesday, April 8, it's become one of the most popular movies on the streaming service ever. And not just in the past week. Ever.
Indiewire reports that in just one week, Parasite has become the second most-watched movie overall on Hulu among titles currently available to stream, meaning more people have watched Parasite on Hulu in seven days than have watched blockbusters like How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, A Quiet Place, or Transformers: The Last Knight the entire time they've been on the service. Parasite is also most-watched independent or foreign-language film among all titles available on Hulu.
Hulu is the exclusive subscription streaming home of the South Korean smash, as part of distributor Neon's pact with the streaming service. The streaming service has also added three of Bong's earlier films: His debut feature, the dark comedy Barking Dogs Never Bite; the monster movie The Host, starring Parasite's Song Kang-ho; and the eerie drama Mother.
Parasite won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best International Feature at the Academy Awards in February, becoming the first film not in English to win Best Picture. The class-conscious black comedy-thriller tells the story of the odd relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan as the Kims infiltrate the home and lives of the Parks, with disastrous results. It stars Choi Woo-shik, Song Kang-ho, Jang Hye-jin, and Park So-dam. An English-language limited series adaptation is currently in the works at HBO.
Parasite is available to stream on Hulu.