Everything Everywhere All At Once items bring in more than $555K during auction for charity
Movie buffs and philanthropists jumped at the opportunity to get their hands on original props, costumes and set pieces from the hit film, Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The entertainment company and film distributor A24 spearheaded a weeklong auction, which ran from February 23 to March 2, with the hopes of being able to donate 100% of the proceeds to charities in need.
After tallying the numbers, the auction ended up raising a whopping $555,725 for three different charities that were chosen by the films duo writers and directors, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (known as Daniels).
The organizations that are the recipients of the money generated are the Asian Mental Health Project, the Transgender Law Center and the Laundry Workers Center, according to NPR.
The genre-bending film tells the story of a Chinese-American immigrant family, led by middle-aged matriarch Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), who simultaneously fights a tax audit of their struggling laundromat and a powerful being intent on destroying the multiverse.
Massive: Everything Everywhere All At Once props, costumes and set pieces were sold during a week-long A24 auction that ended up bringing in a whopping $555,725 for three charities
In all, there were 43 items sold during the auction that included an anthropomorphic rock with googly eyes that went for $13,200, and pair of hands with hot-dog shaped fingers that Michelle Yeoh’s character Evelyn Quan Wang endures in the film went for $55,000, as reported by A24 Auctions.
A leather fanny pack worn by Ke Huy Quan’s character Waymond brought in $48,000, while an ‘auditor of the month’ trophy sold for $60,000.
An Alfaverse headset sold for $11,000, Evelyn and Joy pinatas got another $7000 and another fan pai $15,000 for Evelyn’s punk cardigan.
Simple props like Waymond’s chapstick and a Half & Half carton both brought in $5000, while someone else paid $7,050 for Wang family pictures.
A stuffed raccoon, named Raccacoonie (a play on the name of Walt Disney Co.’s Ratatouille), generated the highest bid of $90,000.
The cheapest items sold during the auction was a copy of the fictional ‘Feets’ magazine that went for $2,500 and a donut-patterned umbrella that sold for $2,650.
On the heels of the film’s critical and commercial success, it doesn’t appear to be a stretch that some fans were willing to spend thousands of dollars on memorabilia.
With worldwide box office receipts now at $107.5 million against a budget of $14.3-25 million, Everything Everywhere All At Once is now the highest-grossing movie to date for the New York-based indie studio, A24.
Final bid: Rockverse rock sold for $13, 200
Final bid: Waymond’s fanny pack sold for $48,000
Final bid: Hot dog hands sol for $55,000
Final bid: Auditor of the month trophy sold for $60,000
Final bid: Evelyn an Joy pinatas sold for $7000
Biggest bid: Raccacoonie sold for $90,000
Final bi: Alfaverse headset sold for $11,000
The absurdist comedy-drama has received a slew of awards and accolades, including 11 nominations for the upcoming 95th Academy Awards that’s set to air on March 12. Among the noms: the coveted Best Picture and Best Director, as well as Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, and Best Supporting Actress for both Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu.
It has already won two Golden Globes: Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical (Yeoh) and Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (Quan), out of its six nominations.
It also scored four wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, such as Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Yeoh), Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Quan) and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Curtis).
Bonafide hit! The film has been a critical an commercial success, grossing $107.5 million at the worldwide box office since its widespread release in April 2022
Award season darling: Written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (known as Daniels), Everything Everywhere All At Once is up for 11 Oscars on March 12 after already scoring big at other major awards show in recent months.
And more recently, it won seven more trophies during Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature, Best Director (Kwan and Scheinert), and Best Lead Performance (Yeoh).
The film made its world premiere at the South By Southwest festival on March 11, 2022, an ultimately had its nationwide release in the U.S. on April 8.
But, in the wake of the Oscar nominations, Everything Everywhere All At Once got re-released on 1,400 screens in U.S. theaters in late January, so those box office receipts could go significantly higher, especially if it wins a bunch of those golden statues.
Final bid: Laundry delivery RV sold for $11,000
Final bid: Evelyn’s punk cardigan sol for $15,000
Final bid: Evelyn’s Kung Fu costume sold for $10,000
Final bid: Evelyn’s shirt and vest sold for $13,000
Final bids: A couple of Jobu costumes brought in a combined $35,000
Final bid: Jobu’s temple verse costume sold for $10,000
Costume worn by character Waymond an Deidre brought in $41,000
Final bid: Deidre’s desk cooking sold for $10,000
Final bid: Chef Chad’s uniform sold for $3,750