Everything Everywhere All at Once has officially become A24’s most successful film at the box office in the U.S.
The sci-fi movie directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as ‘Daniels’, passed Uncut Gems’ $50.02 million box office record for the studio this Saturday, May 21st. Since its limited release in late March, it has performed increasingly well at the box office. Critics and fans alike have been vocal about their praise for the film as well.
The film centers around Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), a Chinese American woman whose drab daily life is interrupted when she is taken on a multiversal adventure to save the world. Alongside Yeoh stars Ke Huy Quan, best known for his work as a child actor in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and the Goonies. He makes his return from a 20-year break from acting to play Evelyn’s sweet and innocent husband, Waymond.
Everything Everywhere All at Once has received critical acclaim for its portrayal of Asian American experiences and its handling of concepts like existentialism and nihilism. It combines elements from a variety of genres to create a surreal, hilarious, and often heart-wrenching story about a woman who is disdained by her own life.
A24 is a studio known for quirky, edgy, and often out-of-left-field movies. Its hits have included Midsommar (2019), Ex Machina (2015), Moonlight (2016), and Hereditary (2018). Everything Everywhere All at Once is a fitting addition to the studio’s catalog. Boasting surreal visuals and strange props alongside its genuinely moving story, it’s no surprise it has been so successful.
This week, the studio is busy at Canes Film Festival debuting its next feature film, Alex Garland’s Men, and their new HBO Max series Irma Vep.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is showing in cinemas now.