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July 19, 2019

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ becomes highest-grossing rom-com in a decade

September 30, 2018
Michelle Yeoh, from left, Henry Golding and Constance Wu co-star in “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Sanja Bucko / AP)

“Crazy Rich Asians” is, well, crazy rich.

The wildly popular movie, based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, passed $165.7 million at the box office this weekend, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the United States in a decade, passing the 2009 “The Proposal.”

The Henry Golding-led flick launched a summer of rom-coms, including Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “Set It Up.”

Among its accolades, “Crazy Rich Asians” also broke the record for best Labor Day weekend box office in 11 years and became the highest-grossing live-action comedy since “Girls Trip” last year.

The contemporary tale, costarring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh, is the first Hollywood movie made with an entirely Asian-American cast since the 1993 film adaptation of “The Joy Luck Club.”

Director Jon Chu is already talking about plans for a sequel with the original cast, but Warner Bros. has not yet made an official announcement.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) still holds the rom-com record at about $241 million.

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