The hit sensation that came out in theaters on August 15 shot up to the top of the box office for its opening weekend. Now, a week later, Crazy Rich Asians holds that top spot, already raking in $25 million.
This is astounding for any film as it indicates that the film is only seeing a 6% decline in box offie sales. Last weekend, the film earned $26.5 million in its opening weekend and it’s estimated to reach the range of $23 to $26 million this weekend.
The statistics, as shown above by Jeff Yang, reveal that on the two Fridays alone, Crazy Rich Asians only dropped 3% in sales. And even more amazing, it goes to show how well-received this film has been. As Yang stated, “[You] don’t get this result unless the movie has begun to pull in ‘mainstream’ viewers in big numbers.”
The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, and Awkwafina, and a sequel is already in the works. Crazy Rich Asians is out in theaters now.