How ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Hit the Indie Box Office Jackpot

Taking in $63 million domestically so far, A24’s biggest hit ever rode its gonzo premise to become the first big indie success of the COVID era

After three months of blowing the minds of moviegoers drawn in by its slow-burning buzz, A24/AGBO’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is winding down its theatrical run, heading to digital platforms as the first big indie hit of the COVID era even as specialty cinemas are still struggling.

With $63 million in domestic box office — the film has also earned another $22 million overseas, with A24 selling rights to local distributors — the wild sci-fi adventure from the directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as the Daniels) is now A24’s highest grossing film ever, topping the $50 million domestic total from Adam Sandler’s 2019 dramedy “Uncut Gems.” After the film’s wide expansion on April 8, when it took in $6 million, weekend totals didn’t drop below $3 million until the first weekend of June. Even now, the film’s current theater count of 1,474 locations is higher than its initial wide release of just 1,250.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • • Twitter: @jeremyfuster