“Everything, Everywhere, All At Once” brings in $100 million worldwide

Holy hot dog fingers! A24’s goofy black comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” hit a major box office milestone, surpassing $100 million in ticket sales worldwide. It is the first A24 film to achieve this benchmark at the box office.

Since the film hit theaters in March, the multiverse adventure has turned into the rare indie box office success on its way to becoming A24’s highest-grossing film of all time. So far, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has grossed $68.9 million in the United States and another $31.1 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $100 million.

Outside of the United States, the other highest earning territories are the United Kingdom ($6.2 million), Canada ($5.1 million), Australia ($4.5 million), Russia ($2.4 million), Taiwan ($2.3 million), Mexico ($2 million), Hong Kong ($1.7 million), Germany ($1.5 million dollars) and the Netherlands ($1.1 million).

At A24, Adam Sandler’s anxiety-inducing drama “Uncut Gems” was previously the company’s biggest North American release with $50 million, while Ari Aster’s macabre horror “Hereditary” ranked as its main worldwide income with 79 million dollars. Other popular A24 films at the box office include Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” ($78 million worldwide) and Oscar winner Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” ($65 million).

Although “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is already available on home entertainment platforms, ticket sales continued to rise. Over the weekend, A24 re-released the film in theaters across the country with an additional eight minutes of takes, along with a pre-recorded message from the filmmakers. The film grossed $650,000 from 1,490 locations between Friday and Sunday.

Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, a struggling laundromat owner who is audited by the IRS. The story takes a twist as she discovers she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent cataclysmic destruction. The plot also involves the family, all things bagel and finger hot dog. Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, James Hong, Jenny Slate and Jamie Lee Curtis round out the cast.

With its $25 million production budget, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” appears to be one of the few independent films to turn a profit theatrically during the pandemic. The film was able to enjoy a platform release, meaning the film was opened in select theaters to raise awareness and boost word-of-mouth before slowly expanding nationwide.

Critics adored “Everything Everywhere,” which boasts a near-perfect 97% average rating on Rotten Tomatoes. CNN’s Brian Lowry called it “the mind-bending metaverse movie you didn’t know you needed”.

“Daniels provided the kind of imaginative, uncompromising effort that can get people excited about movies,” he wrote in his review. “While the net effect can be an almost overwhelming exercise to absorb, ‘Everything Everywhere’ deserves to be seen sometime and somewhere.”

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