“Everything Everywhere All at Once” has marked another box office milestone, having become the first A24 release to reach the $100 million mark in global ticket sales. It earned $68.9 million in the United States, and accumulated another $31.1 million across international territories including the U.K., Canada, and Taiwan.
A word-of-mouth runaway success, the film has just been re-released with an additional eight minutes of outtakes and a pre-recorded message from its filmmakers, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known collectively as the Daniels. Variety reports the re-released film made $650,000 from 1,490 locations this past weekend.
In “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Michelle Yeoh stars as a laundromat owner struggling with both her taxes and her relationship with her daughter (Stephanie Hsu, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). When she unexpectedly learns how to hop between universes and use the skillsets of her alternate selves, she must fight to save the world and her family.
Premiering at SXSW in March, and released theatrically later that month, the film has earned rave reviews for not only the spectacle of its visuals and its imaginative storytelling but also for the touching performances at its heart, including Yeoh’s own. The actress has spoken emotionally about how she felt she had found a project that finally recognized everything she had to offer as a performer, telling The Independent, “some people wait their whole life and the opportunity might never come. I was patient. I was resilient. I never stopped learning. And so I was ready when the opportunity did present itself.”
“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Last Christmas,” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” are also among Yeoh’s most recent credits. Her upcoming slate includes the “Avatar” sequels and Disney+ series “American Born Chinese,” adapted from Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel of the same name, in which she will be joined again by her “Everything Everywhere” co-stars Hsu and Ke Huy Quan.