‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Finally Scores Release in China; ‘Aquaman’ and More Get Release Dates
China’s Film Bureau has granted Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians a release date in Asia’s richest box-office territory. The summer’s massive romantic-comedy hit will open on November 30th.
There was speculation that the film would not be granted a release in China for the film’s seemingly celebratory attitude towards wealth. However, it seems structural changes at China’s Film Bureau simply resulted in a slower approval process.
Crazy Rich Asians is currently still playing theatres worldwide and has earned $230 million. The domestic box office contributed $171 million.
Warner Bros. learned that some of their other upcoming features have also been approved for a China release. Aquaman will debut early in China on December 7, while Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will have a same-day release on November 16.
Other upcoming releases: Universal’s The House With A Clock in Its Walls (opening November 1), Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Ralph Breaks The Internet (opening on November 2 and November 23, respectively) and Sony’s surprise hit, Venom, (opening November 9).