Crazy Rich Asians to be shown in China, finally, after box office success in US, Asia
Film about the lives and loves of Singapore’s elite that was box office hit of the summer in North America will have its China debut on November 30
Summer hit film Crazy Rich Asians will finally debut in China, months after topping box office sales in North America.
The romantic comedy will screen in the world’s second-largest cinema market from November 30 after receiving approval from the country’s film regulator, Hollywood studio Warner Bros. said.
Crazy Rich Asians has taken some US$230 million worldwide, according to movie data website Box Office Mojo, and is still showing in Hong Kong nearly two months after its August 23 debut.
An adaptation of a bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan about Singapore’s rich and elite, the movie, the first US studio film in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, unexpectedly topped the North American box office for weeks over the summer and has been celebrated for opening the door to more diversity in Hollywood.