'Crazy Rich Asians' earns the biggest US Labour Day weekend box office in over a decade

Colour Force/IMDBConstance Wu in box office hit ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’
  • “Crazy Rich Asians” wins the domestic box office for a third-straight weekend, earning around $US30 million by Labour Day, once again outperforming industry projections.
  • It’s the best Labour Day weekend performance in 11 years.
  • It also marks the fourth straight weekend Warner Bros. has topped the domestic box office, going back to when it won the weekend in early August with “The Meg.”

The Labour Day holiday weekend has traditionally been slow at the multiplex, as all the big summer hits have come and gone and none of the fall award season titles have come out yet.

But like everything that’s happened in theatres this year, even Labour Day is performing above expectations.

Warner Bros.’ hit “Crazy Rich Asians” won the domestic weekend box office for a third-straight weekend, with $US22.2 million earned over the weekend (just a minuscule 10% drop compared to last weekend) and around $US30 million by Labour Day.

That’s the best Labour Day weekend performance in 11 years. The only other movie to hit $US30 million over the four-day Labour Day holiday weekend was 2007’s “Halloween.”

“Crazy Rich Asians” now has a domestic total of $US111 million, exceeding the expectations of Warner Bros., which has already greenlit a sequel from the Kevin Kwan series of books.

The end of the summer has been great for Warner Bros. This marks the fourth-straight weekend the studio has won the domestic box office, going back to early August when its Jason Statham shark movie, “The Meg,” won the weekend.

That title has also kept a nice pace domestically, coming in second place this weekend with $US10.5 million and now totaling $US112 million domestically (over $US450 million worldwide).

This performance by Warner Bros. titles to close the summer proved that sequels weren’t the only thing that fuelled the season, which had a $US4.8 billion total in 2018 – a far cry from last summer’s awful 11-year low 3.86 billion.

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