`Crazy Rich Asians’ wins China debut months after US premiere

Actor Henry Golding and wife Liv Lo arrive at the film premiere of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore. (AFP pic)

LOS ANGELES: The Warner Bros surprise hit “Crazy Rich Asians” will debut in China months after topping box office sales in North America.

The romantic comedy will screen in the world’s second-largest cinema market starting Nov 30 after receiving approval from the country’s film regulator, Warner Bros said by email.

“Crazy Rich Asians” has collected about US$230 million (RM955 million) worldwide, according to movie data website Box Office Mojo.

An adaptation of a best-selling novel about Singapore’s rich and elite, the movie topped North American box office for weeks over the summer and has been celebrated for opening the door to more diversity in Hollywood.