How much a film gross does not depend directly on how good the film is. For example, many Oscar-winning films have failed at the box office (eg The Wizard of Oz And Hugo). However, getting people to go out and see a movie is definitely a win in itself, as we see it in the movie industry today. These days movies know what it takes to make big bucks. When we talk about which movies get the most attention across all genres, there’s nothing quite like it A24The effects.
Update 21 August 2023: This article has been updated with more box office hits from A24, including a surprise hit from the Summer 2023 box office.
For as long as we can remember, A24 has been an independent film production company that has remained relevant in the industry. Across a variety of genres, from horror to drama, A24 has proven itself time and time again, giving audiences some of the best films to scream, cry and shriek about. If you’re a fan of movies at all, or just pop culture in general, you’ve most likely seen a few successful A24 films. Hereditary? Lady Bird? All A24. Here is a list of the most successful A24 films to date.
15 Amy – $23 million
It’s great that someone like Asif Kapadia has taken up the challenge of telling the life story of Amy Winehouse amy. Her story is both uplifting and a cautionary tale about the dangers of fame. Drawing heavily on archive footage and interviews with people close to the late singer, this hard-hitting documentary explores the beautiful moments in her life and explores her accomplishments beyond traditional fictional narratives. The film earned the studio another Oscar and $23 million.
14 The Farewell – $25 million
A24’s commitment to entertaining people isn’t just limited to weird films; They also have some heartwarming narratives in their catalog, such as The good bye. Written and directed by Lulu Wang, the film showcases the talents of Awkwafina, Tzi Ma and Diana Lin and tells the story of a Chinese matriarch whose sons discover she has just weeks to live. In order not to cause her any distress, they plan a sham wedding to gather the whole family and give her a warm goodbye.
13 The Disaster Artist – $28 million
One really has to wonder what reach Tommy Wiseau actually has in Hollywood when a prestige studio like A24 is making a film about the making of The Room, Wiseau’s cult classic known to be an absolutely horrible film but has somehow caught on to the zeitgeist crept into pop culture. The Disaster Artist It was directed by James Franco, who also starred alongside Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film itself is based on a play and grossed a whopping $28 million in box office.
12 Spring Breakers – $31 million
spring breakers may be an unexpected member of this list, but it turned heads in the finance department and grossed $31 million internationally. spring breakers is a 2012 crime drama that features some very notable names including Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and James Franco. The film follows a group of college girls who are arrested for robbing a restaurant and released by a drug dealer. Well, they end up joining forces.
11 Zimmer – $36 million
Room was released in 2015 and starred Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. This film is about a woman and her young son who live in a tiny room for years after being imprisoned. If they manage to escape, they will face the hardships of returning to a life and world with which they are no longer familiar. Room is heavy, dark, emotional and beautifully executed by the cast.
10 Ex Machina – $38 million
The 2014 sci-fi thriller Ex Machina is just a great film by A24. Domhnall Gleeson plays a programmer named Caleb Smith. When Caleb is chosen to test a new AI technology, the AI robot Ava turns out to be more advanced and confident than expected. If artificial intelligence scares you, this movie might qualify as a horror movie for you. Ex Machina grossed $38 million at the global box office and remains a relevant film in society today (via The guard).
9 The Witch – $40 million
Horror isn’t a genre that always guarantees big hits when it comes to money. However, when a company like A24 is involved in a project, it is bound to attract people to watch. The witch is a horror film directed by Robert Eggers and set in 1630 New England. When a family goes missing, the eldest daughter Thomasin is held responsible and she is suspected of witchcraft. The phenomenal Anya Taylor-Joy plays Thomasin. This film is dark, suspenseful, and has everything that makes a truly great modern horror.
8th The Whale – $40 million
The movie that finally showed the world just how great an actor Brendan Fraser actually is. The whale is a small, intimate film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. Starring Brendan Fraser, Taylor Russell and Samantha Morton, the film tells the story of a reclusive, morbidly obese language teacher who seeks redemption and reconnection with his estranged teenage daughter before dying. It’s a touching film that garnered critical acclaim, two Oscars and $40 million.
7 Midsommar – $46 million
If horror is one of your favorite genres, it’s 2019 midsummer is a must. This film grossed $46 million and with it A24 created this absolutely stunning horror film in which Florence Pugh managed to become an even bigger star than she already was. Pugh plays Dani, a woman trapped in the workings of an out-of-the-way cult. Visually, this film doesn’t follow the typical pattern of a horror film. It’s bright and minimalist, and it excels in that. Over and beyond, midsummer deals thematically and symbolically with things about life, grief, love and betrayal that enrich it in incredible ways.
6 Talk to Me – $46 million
Talk to me is A24’s latest foray into the horror genre that everyone is talking about. The story was written and directed by the Philippou Brothers, with Danny Philippou co-creating the concept with Bill Hinzman. The cast includes talented Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen and Joe Bird. It’s a story about a group of friends who play a dangerous game of summoning spirits with an embalmed hand, unaware that they are about to unleash a great evil on the world. As of this writing, the film has grossed $46 million worldwide and was one of the surprise hits of summer 2023.
5 Gems in the Rough – $50 million
Adam Sandler is a gem. A24 released Unpolished gems in 2019. This comedy-drama film is sure to be among the top contenders for Best Picture in the Adam Sandler Hall of Fame of Films. Sandler plays Howard Ratner, a jeweler trying to balance the dangers of his business and his family. Unpolished gems also includes performances by Julia Fox, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Idina Menzel and Kevin Garnett. This film has grossed $50 million.
4 Moonshine – $64 million
moonlight is a coming-of-age LGBTQ+ film based on the unreleased semi-autobiographical play Black boys look blue in the moonlight by Tarell Alvin McCraney. moonlight follows the life of Chiron Harris and explores issues surrounding youth and the importance of self-discovery. This phenomenal film won the award for best film at the 2017 Oscars (NOT la la country) and grossed $64 million worldwide.
3 Lady Bird – $80 million
Greta Gerwig is a force in the film industry and an incredible presence for representing women in directing. One of her most viewed films is the 2017 film Lady Bird starring Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein and Laurie Metcalf. Lady Bird is a coming-of-age story of the century. It follows the complicated dynamic between a mother and her teenage daughter. This film grossed a whopping $80 million.
2 Hereditary – $81 million
Horror fans can be very picky when it comes to modern horror movies. However, Hereditary was a refreshing addition to the genre. Hereditary came out in 2018 and follows the Graham family. When her daughter Charlie (Millie Shapiro) dies, mother Annie (Toni Collette) and her son Peter (Alex Wolff) begin to unravel as the dark secrets of their family are exposed. This film is dark, gruesome and the performances of the main cast make this a must-see for A24.
1 All everywhere at once – $111 million
Everything everywhere at once is at the top of the list on this list, just as it was when it was released. It’s been quite a while since people have been blown away by a movie after seeing it. Everything everywhere at once could be one of the most chaotic movie experiences you will ever have. The film follows the complex family dynamics of the Wang family. However, as the fabric of reality begins to fall apart, Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) seeks to hone her own powers to combat emerging threats.
A24 is known for the layers in its films. This film will take you in directions you would never have guessed and will evoke emotions in you that you didn’t expect to touch. Earn a staggering $111 million worldwide, Everything everywhere at once is A24’s highest-grossing film of all time and won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 95th Academy Awards.