Friday, July 12, 2024

Crazy Rich Asians Get Richer at Box Office: Will Cross $100 Mil Mark Tonight in US, Already There Worldwide


Except for the very good “Operation Finale,” this Labor Day weekend is pretty much about holdovers from the summer.

Today, “Crazy Rich Asians” will get a lot richer. Jon M. Chu’s breakout hit will cross the $100 million line in the US. Thanks to its release in just four countries– none Asian– the comedy is already at $101 million internationally. Just wait til it really starts playing around the world.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” will hit the $200 million mark in the US tonight. It’s the most successful of all the “MI” movies, and Tom Cruise’s biggest hit since the last episode. In between, he’s had a string of duds. Cruise is the sequelizer. He was hoping his “Top Gun” sequel would extend that run in 2019, but the update has been postponed until 2020.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” made just $13,000 last night on its 99th day of release. Total $213 million, worldwide including US $385 million.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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