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.

Crazy Rich Asians has beaten estimates and topped the US box office by earning an estimated $34m in its first five days according to the BBC.

The all-Asian cast film was originally estimated to earn $20 million in its weekend debut but had actually made $5 million just on opening day.

Starring Constance Wu and Henry GoldingCrazy 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.

Click here to read Resonate writer Joie Ha’s review of the film.