New York, “Crazy Rich Asians” is still crazy rich

at the box office.

The Warner Bros. rom-com brought in an estimated $25 million in

its second weekend to once again top the box office.

That’s just a 6% drop from its haul over the previous weekend,

and nearly unheard at the box office.

Most films experience a sizable drop once the buzz of its

opening fades.

For example, the summer’s top film, Disney’s “Incredibles 2”

dipped about 56% between its first and second weekend, according to

comScore (SCOR). Yet, “Crazy Rich Asians” has held on to its

audience bringing in $76.8 million domestically since its debut.

The film, which is the first major studio picture to feature a

predominantly Asian cast since “The Joy Luck Club” 25 years ago,

exceeded expectations and opened as one of the biggest rom-coms in

years.

The popularity has led Warner Bros. to already get started on a

sequel.

The film, which stars Constance Wu as a college professor who

travels to Singapore to meet the wealthy family of her friend played by

Henry Golding, is based on the book of the same name by Kevin

Kwan.

The creators of the film made news before it opened by

reportedly turning down Netflix. The filmmakers opted for a wide

release in theaters to give the inclusive story a chance at more

exposure.

Source: Oman News Agency