‘Everything Everywhere All Once’ Blasts Off With Record Opening For Specialty Box Office
And Gemma Chan, Nina Yang Bongiovi Developing Anna May Wong Biopic
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‘Everything Everywhere All Once’ Blasts Off With Record Opening For A24 – Specialty Box Office — Everything Everywhere All At Once grossed over half a million dollars on 10 screens in NYC, LA and San Francisco for a hefty $50,965 per-screen-average — a number rarely seen since the pre-Covid old days of theatrical releases and the biggest of the year so far.
This is A24’s best launch since Uncut Gems (2019) and one of its best ever. It’s the biggest limited opening 2022, and the third highest per screen average since 2019. The sci-fi drama scores 97% with critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Exit polls were in the 90’s across the board and social chatter active.
Yeoh plays a high-strung laundromat owner getting audited by the IRS who discovers that thousands of versions of her exist across a vast multiverse. The ensemble also featuring Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Gemma Chan, Nina Yang Bongiovi Developing Anna May Wong Biopic With Working Title Films — Hollywood’s first Chinese American movie star is finally getting the spotlight, a century after her heyday.
Gemma Chan and producer Nina Yang Bongiovi are teaming with Working Title Films to develop a biopic of Anna May Wong, the golden age icon whose career brought her international recognition even as she continued to face opportunity limitations in the industry and other forms of prejudice and discrimination.
“Anna May Wong was a trailblazer, an icon and a woman ahead of her time,” said Chan in a statement. “Her talent and her exploration of her art both in and outside of the U.S. was groundbreaking — and the challenges and prejudice she faced in the early 20th century as an actress speak directly to the conversations and the world we are navigating today.”
David Henry Hwang, the first Asian American playwright to win a Tony (in 1988 for M. Butterfly), is penning the screenplay, adapted from Graham Russell Gao Hodges’ 2012 biography, Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend. Wong’s niece Anna Wong is serving as a consultant on the film.