28 Aug – "Crazy Rich Asians" has set another record, this time for the all-time biggest opening weekend for a Hollywood romantic comedy in Malaysia.
Bowing in at second place, the movie has amassed RM3.05 million ever since its release in local cinemas on 23 August.
This means the Jon M. Chu-directed movie is placed just one spot behind "Hantu Kak Limah" (which is a record-breaker itself as the highest grossing local movie ever with its current RM32.5 million collection) and has pushed down Jason Statham-starrer "The Meg" one spot down to number three.
Partially filmed in the country and starring Sarawak-born Henry Golding as the lead with Ipoh-born international icon Michelle Yeoh playing his mother, there's little surprise that Malaysians are more than eager to catch the movie on the big screen.
Meanwhile in Singapore, where "Crazy Rich Asians" was largely shot, the movie has topped the box office on its opening weekend, The Straits Times reports.