List a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share Crazy Rich Asians enjoyed a strong opening weekend and continued to pull in audiences in the following weeks. Thanks to a strong Labor Day weekend, the film has become the highest-grossing American romantic comedy in years. Director Jon M. Chu and the eponymous novel’s author, Kevin Kwan, reportedly passed up a lucrative deal with Netflix in favor of a riskier deal with Warner Bros., so as to get the film in theaters; the gamble has paid off some serious dividends. Following the approximately $28 million USD garnered over the long weekend, Crazy Rich Asians enjoys a return of an estimated $117 million USD, topping the $110.2 million USD garnered by the previous rom-com record holder, Amy Schumer‘s 2015 film, Trainwreck. It also surpasses 2017’s Girls Trip as the most successful American live-action comedy in over two years. Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ? The film’s foreign run is still in its infancy, and it’s likely that Crazy Rich Asians will only continue to build on the strong domestic take. Elsewhere, a sequel has already been confirmed.