The film based on Kevin Kwan's book made an estimated $34m
Crazy Rich Asians has topped the US box office during its opening weekend earning $34m.
Starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians is based on Kevin Kwan’s book of the same name. The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor who travels to Singapore for her boyfriend’s best friend’s wedding.
Jeff Goldstein, Warner Brothers head of domestic distribution, attributed word of mouth to the film’s success.
“This movie is so culturally significant and so unique in that there hasn’t been a cast that’s predominately Asian [in years],” he said. “This is one of those few projects that a whole studio comes together with lots of passion.”
Recently Crazy Rich Asians starAwkwafina described said the cast “became a family” whilst working on the film.
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