Awkwafina celebrates her Golden Globes win for best actress in a musical or comedy – the first for an actress of Asian ancestry – with the film’s director, Lulu Wang (left), and co-star Zhao Shuzhen at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The film is projected to have a weak opening in China this week. (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Awkwafina celebrates her Golden Globes win for best actress in a musical or comedy – the first for an actress of Asian ancestry – with the film’s director, Lulu Wang (left), and co-star Zhao Shuzhen at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The film is projected to have a weak opening in China this week. (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Awkwafina celebrates her Golden Globes win for best actress in a musical or comedy – the first for an actress of Asian ancestry – with the film’s director, Lulu Wang (left), and co-star Zhao Shuzhen at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The film is projected to have a weak opening in China this week. (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

The Farewell set to bomb in China as Awkwafina’s Golden Globe win fails to generate box office interest

  • Chinese film fans have already given their verdict on film starring Asian-American actress, criticising her looks and shunning advance sales for its opening day
  • Chinese-American Lulu Wang’s touching, personal film is set to be as big a flop in China as Crazy Rich Asians, but she says it wasn’t made for any one market

Topic |   American films
Awkwafina celebrates her Golden Globes win for best actress in a musical or comedy – the first for an actress of Asian ancestry – with the film’s director, Lulu Wang (left), and co-star Zhao Shuzhen at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The film is projected to have a weak opening in China this week. (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Awkwafina celebrates her Golden Globes win for best actress in a musical or comedy – the first for an actress of Asian ancestry – with the film’s director, Lulu Wang (left), and co-star Zhao Shuzhen at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The film is projected to have a weak opening in China this week. (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Awkwafina celebrates her Golden Globes win for best actress in a musical or comedy – the first for an actress of Asian ancestry – with the film’s director, Lulu Wang (left), and co-star Zhao Shuzhen at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The film is projected to have a weak opening in China this week. (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
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