‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; ‘Mile 22’ & ‘Alpha’ Fall Short

August may be a notoriously slow month at the box office, but Warner Bros.

has now delivered back-to-back strong performers.

Last weekend The Meg topped all expectations and continued its strong global performance this weekend, while the new release of Crazy Rich Asians delivered an estimated $34 million in its first five days of release.

Between the two films, WB secured the weekend’s top two spots, and helped deliver the third straight August weekend this year to top the same weekend last year.

Unfortunately, the weekend’s two other new wide releases, Stx’s Mile 22 and Sony’s Alpha, weren’t able to have such splashy debuts.

With an estimated $34 million, Crazy Rich Asians topped industry expectations and came up just shy of Mojo’s aggressive, pre-weekend forecast.

The film is having a profound impact as the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago and word

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