Holy hot dog fingers! A24’s zany black comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once has hit a major box office milestone, surpassing $100 million in worldwide box office sales. It is the first A24 film to achieve this box office hit.
Since hitting theaters in March, the multiverse adventure has morphed into a rare indie box office hit on its way to becoming the highest-grossing A24 film of all time. To date, Everything Everywhere All at Once has generated $68.9 million in the United States and an additional $31.1 million internationally, bringing the total to $100 million worldwide.
Outside the United States, the United Kingdom ($6.2 million), Canada ($5.1 million), Australia ($4.5 million), Russia ($2.4 million), Taiwan ( 2.3 million US dollars), Mexico (2 million US dollars) and Hong Kong among the highest-revenue countries Kong (1.7 million US dollars), Germany (1.5 million US dollars) and the Netherlands (1.1 million dollars).
At A24, Adam Sandler’s terrifying drama Uncut Gems was previously the company’s top-grossing North American release at $50 million, while Ari Aster’s gruesome horror Hereditary was its top-grossing film worldwide at $79 million. Other popular A24 films at the box office include Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird ($78 million worldwide) and Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Moonlight ($65 million).
Although “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is already available on home entertainment platforms, ticket sales have continued to increase. Over the weekend, A24 re-released the film in theaters across the country with an additional eight minutes of outtakes and a recorded message from the filmmakers. The film grossed $650,000 at 1,490 locations between Friday and Sunday.
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Michelle Yeoh stars as Evelyn Wang, a struggling laundromat owner under investigation by the IRS, in the well-reviewed Everything Everywhere All at Once. The story takes a turn when she discovers that she must bond with parallel universe versions of herself to avoid catastrophic destruction. The plot also involves family, all bagels and hot dogs for your fingers. Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, James Hong, Jenny Slate and Jamie Lee Curtis round out the cast.
With a $25 million production budget, Everything Everywhere All at Once appears to be one of the few independent films to make a profit at the cinemas during the pandemic. The film was able to benefit from a platform release, meaning the film was shown in select theaters to raise awareness and encourage word of mouth before slowly spreading nationwide.
Critics also loved “Everything Everywhere,” which has a near-perfect average rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. CNN’s Brian Lowry called it “the amazing Metaverse movie you didn’t know you needed.”
“Daniels did the kind of imaginative, uncompromising work that gets people excited about movies,” he wrote in his review. “While the net effect can be an almost overwhelming exercise, ‘Everything Everywhere’ deserves to be watched anytime, anywhere.”