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

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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.
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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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