Everything Everywhere All at Once Becomes First A24 Film to Cross $100 Million, Super-Pets Fails to Fly.
Written by Andrew Korpan / August 01, 2022
A24 has got to be thrilled with the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once. The multiverse film officially crossed $100 million worldwide this past weekend — in large part due to a re-release with eight minutes of new footage that re-issued the film into 1,320 more theaters (170 more than the previous weekend). In its 19th weekend open, Everything Everywhere All at Once grossed $650,000 (+589.3%) which helped put the film past the $100 million mark.
This is a big deal for A24, as Everything Everywhere All at Once is the first A24 film to cross $100 million worldwide. The next closest is Ari Aster’s Hereditary, which grossed $81,263,489 during its theatrical run in 2018. After that, Lady Bird, Moonlight, and Uncut Gems were the only other A24 releases to surpass $50 million worldwide.
DC League of Super-Pets was the major release of the weekend and finished atop the box office with an estimated $23 million domestic gross. Add the film’s $18.4 international haul and it debuted to $41.4 million. It’s a bit of a disappointing opening for a DC Comics property, but perhaps the fact that it’s a family film will help the legs of its theatrical run.
Jordan Peele’s Nope dropped from first to second place in its second weekend. The film grossed $18,549,575 (-58.2%). That drop is roughly on par with Us’ first-to-second week drop, that film dropped 53.3%, going from $71,117,625 to $33,229,640. Jordan Peele’s first film, Get Out, had the smallest fall from the first weekend to second weekend — though it was also added into 157 theaters — when it grossed $28,236,285 (-15.4%) after opening to $33,377,060.
Still chugging along steadily is Where the Crawdads Sing. The film dropped only 27.4% in its third weekend — grossing $7,524,799 — and has already made $53,526,000 domestic and $62,226,000 worldwide. For a mid-budget thrilled based on a novel, this is an absolute win for Sony.
Thor: Love and Thunder passed the $300 million mark this weekend, grossing $13,075,000 (-42%). Surprisingly, Minions: The Rise of Gru currently sits ahead of the MCU’s latest (granted, it does have an extra week on Love and Thunder) with a $710,366,000 worldwide gross compared to Love and Thunder’s $662,422,269.
To give some love to some smaller releases, B.J. Novak’s directorial debut, Vengeance, opened wide in 998 theaters, grossing $1,750,000. While a disappointing opening, the film is fantastic. The same sentiment about film quality can be shared with Resurrection starring Rebecca Hall (who gives a career-best performance) and Tim Roth. The film was only available in 97 theaters and grossed $92.7k.
A new weekend brings new releases. While Super-Pets will remain as one of the family-friendly options, Bullet Train, an action film based on a the novel of the same name, opens starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Michael Shannon among many more, and is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde). Bodies Bodies Bodies, a new A24 horror-comedy, is opening in select theaters before a nation-wide rollout the next week, and comedy Easter Sunday are amongst the new releases that’ll look to dethrone Super-Pets.