Before “Everything Everywhere All At Once” came along, A24’s biggest grosser was the grim horror “Hereditary,” which finished in 80 million dollars worldwide, followed by “Lady Bird” (78 million dollars) and the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” (65 million dollars). And while it’s not pulling in the same numbers as the Wang family’s generational trauma story, the indie studio also scored another hit this year with Dean Fleischer Camp’s “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” an incredibly wholesome children’s film starring Jenny. Slate’s viral internet sensation has grossed $4,101,245 to date, according to Box Office Mojo. Even before the releases of “Bodies Bodies Bodies”, “Funny Pages” and “Pearl”, A24 is having a hell of a time.
And honestly, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” deserves that. Because everyone is paying their hard-earned money to multiply the film’s $25 million production budget four times over at this point, Michelle Yeoh is finally getting the recognition she’s deserved as the lead actress for the longest time. Also, after a long break from the screen after roles in “The Goonies” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” that paved the way for Asian representation in American films, Ke Huy Quan proves he still has a place in Hollywood after so many years. #Quanissance.
Audiences are exposed to the difficult themes about family buried beneath the strange, wild and sometimes outlandish elements of this top-notch story. Even after all this success, we hope that the hype train keeps going for this unforgettable gem of a film for as long as possible and is equally recognized during the awards season.
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