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‘Lady Bird’ Is Now A24’s Highest-Grossing Film, Surpassing ‘Moonlight’

It's made more than $28 million domestically — and counting.


The list of “Lady Bird” accolades continues to accumulate. After becoming the highest-rated movie in Rotten Tomatoes history — it was 100% “fresh” with nearly 200 reviews, save for a lone contrarian — Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age drama is now A24’s most financially successful film. After a little less than two months in theaters, it has now made $28,306,445 within the United States — placing it above the $27,854,932 earned by “Moonlight.”

Barry Jenkins’ Best Picture winner still holds the worldwide title for A24, having made more than $65 million. However, “Lady Bird” has yet to open in foreign markets. The film, which stars Saoirse Ronan as a high-school senior hoping to get out of Sacramento in the early 2000s, got off to a promising start when it earned $364,437 in four theaters during its opening weekend — a $91,109 per-theater average, one of the highest of the year. (Others that have fared well in that regard are “The Big Sick” and “Call Me by Your Name.”)

With four Golden Globe nominations — Best Picture — Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay, Best Actress for Ronan and Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf — and a number of Oscar nods expected, “Lady Bird” is likely to continue its box-office ascent in the coming weeks and months.

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