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.

Being released so long after the film came out in other big territories meant the hype and publicity had all but died down.

     

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