Crazy Rich Asians continues to rack up crazy great stats.
Jon M. Chu's groundbreaking film has become the most successful Hollywood studio romantic comedy in nearly a decade at the North American box office after finishing the long Labor Day with an estimated total of $117 million, besting the $110.2 million earned domestically by Amy Schumer's 2015 pic Trainwreck.
Crazy Rich Asians boasts the top showing for a rom-com — an endangered genre, at least on the big screen— since Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds' The Proposal earned $164 million in North America in 2009, not adjusted for inflation.
That doesn't include the specialty pic and Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook (2012), the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy-drama that grossed $132.1 million in North America. Harvey Weinstein's indie film company, the now-defunct Weinstein Co., released Silver Linings, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
Since its debut in mid-August, Crazy Rich Asians has continued to defy the overall comedy slump gripping the U.S. box office for the past several years.
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