Box Office Report: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Earns Its Third 1st Place Finish

Warner Bros Pictures held onto the top two spots on the box office chart over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Crazy Rich Asians secured first place for the third weekend in a row, upping its domestic release total box office to $117 million. Overall, the film’s taken in $136 million worldwide and is still going strong.

The holiday weekend’s new releases, Operation Finale and Kin, snagged 4th and 12th place finishes. Operation Finale got an early jump on the weekend with an August 29, 2018 release and has rung up $9.5 million domestically over its first six days in theaters. Kin played in 2,100 theaters and grossed a measly $3.6 million. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes awarded Operation Finale a 62% fresh rating while Kin failed to impress and registered 34% rotten.

Up next, The Conjuring spinoff – The Nun – and the action thriller Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner will take on Crazy Rich Asians over the September 7-9th weekend.

Box Office Top 10: August 31 – September 3, 2018

  1. Crazy Rich Asians – $28,310,000
  2. The Meg – $13,445,000
  3. Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $9,050,000
  4. Operation Finale – $7,807,000
  5. Searching – $7,650,000
  6. Christopher Robin – $6,725,000
  7. Alpha – $6,005,000
  8. The Happytime Murders – $5,530,000
  9. BlacKkKlansman – $5,290,000
  10. Mile 22 – $4,550,000

The Crazy Rich Asians Plot: The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.

It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

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Constance Wu and Henry Golding star in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ (Photo by Sanja Bucko / © 2018 Warner Bros Entertainment and Kimmel Distribution)