Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Box-Office Preview: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Rule Labor Day Weekend

Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians is poised to rule the final weekend of summer 2018 with one of the best Labor Day weekend showings in more than a decade.
 Crazy Rich Asians

The Jon M. Chu-directed rom-com is projected to earn another $24 million for the four-day holiday, the third-best Labor Day gross behind that of Halloween ($30.6 million) in 2007 and The Sixth Sense ($29.3 million) in 1999, not adjusted for inflation.


That’s no small feat for a film in its third outing. By the time Labor Day wraps, Crazy Rich Asians could also pass Girls Trip ($115 million) to become the most successful live-action comedy in two years, and the most successful rom-com in a long stretch.


While Crazy Rich Asians is groundbreaking in featuring an all-Westernized Asian cast, another film focused on an Asian-American family, Searching, is set to expand nationwide into more than 1,000 theaters this weekend.


From Screen Gems/Sony, Searching is tracking to open anywhere in the $3.5 million-$7 million range after debuting in select theaters last weekend to strong numbers. The thriller, written and helmed by Asian-American filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty in his feature directorial debut, tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who goes missing and her father’s (John Cho) effort to find her.


Michelle La, Debra Messing, Sarah Sohn, Joseph Lee and Ric Sarabia star alongside Cho.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Warner Bros.
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