With the growing demand to see more diversity in Hollywood films, Michelle Yeoh’s (楊紫瓊) Crazy Rich Asians and Li Bingbing‘s (李冰冰) The Meg performed well at the box office.
After opening with an impressive $26 million in US theaters last weekend, Crazy Rich Asians is expected to be the number one film again in its second week. The film has grossed $51 million in the United States to-date.
Crazy Rich Asians received much media buzz since announcing that a movie adaption of the popular novel was going to be made. The film boasts an all-American-Asian leading cast for the first time in 25 years since The Joy Luck Club.
Under the directorial leadership of Jon M. Chu (朱浩偉), Crazy Rich Asians generated a lot of hype in both the United States as well as in the Chinese market. The film marks an important milestone in the American movie industry, serving as a gateway for more opportunities for future Chinese stars who hope to break it intoHollywood.
In addition, Li Bingbing’s The Meg has surpassed expectations, grossing over $300 million globally.
“Crazy Rich Asians” Trailer
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.