Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians underwhelms at Chinese box office

The Hollywood blockbuster featuring an all-Asian cast failed to ignite the Chinese box office, limping in at number eight on its debut.

It was released four months after its US release, taking just $1.1 million (£857,000) in its first three days.

The film has so far made around $238 million (£185.8 million) worldwide.

Eyebrows may be raised at the fact Crazy Rich Asians has flopped in the most populous Asian nation.

But it's probably not that much of a surprise.

Crazy Rich Asians is a $34 million box office success

So it can now safely be said that Crazy Rich Asians has defied expectations, soaring to the top of the box office this weekend with a $34 million domestic haul over five days and handily earning back its $30 million production budget. Estimates are projecting an eventual domestic take of more than $100 million.