The well-received and landmark movie for Asian representation, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, has broken another box office record. It is now the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the USA in a decade.
According to Box Office Mojo, the film has made $165.6 million domestically, as of this weekend. This means it has surpassed 2009’s ‘The Proposal’, the previous record holder, which made just under $164 million domestically.
Globally, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has made $219.4 million globally since its release in August.
Based on Kevin Kwan’s novel satirizing affluent families in Asia, the film marks the first major Hollywood feature to star a majority Asian cast since ‘The Joy Club’, which was released 25 years ago. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina and Ken Jeong.
Other records the movie has broken include highest-earning movie over a Labour Day weekend in 11 years, and most successful live-action comedy movie since last year.
The all-time highest-grossing rom-com remains 2002′s ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, which earned more than $241 million domestically.