'Crazy Rich Asians' tops the Labor Day box office with ease


Crazy Rich Asians’ run at the top of the box office continues. The Warner Bros. rom-com earned $22.1 over the four-day holiday weekend, bringing its domestic to $110.8 million and its worldwide haul to $136.9 million. Nothing else even came close, with second-place finisher The Meg clocking in at $10.5 million for a domestic cume of $120.5 million.

The only new release to crack the top five was the historical drama Operation Finale, which snuck into the number four spot with $7.8 million over the four-day weekend. It follows Mission: Impossible - Fallout, coming in at number three; that film’s $9 million four-day gross brings its domestic total over the $200 million mark. Fallout also opened in China, where it bowed to a very impressive $773. million. Worldwide, Fallout has earned $647 million so far, placing it within $12 million of being the highest-grossing film in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Rounding out the top five is ScreenGems’ low-budget thriller Searching, which expanded from limited to nationwide release to the tune of $7.6 million on just over 1,200 screens.

Meanwhile, new wide release Kin failed to make much of a splash, earning $3.6 million on 2,141 screens for a number twelve ranking.

The highest-grossing new limited release of the weekend was Pantelion drama Ya Veremos, which opened to $2.2 million on 369 screens. A less impressive performer was Focus Features’ The Little Stranger, opening to $478,000 on 474 screens. Documentary Active Measures, meanwhile, bowed on two screens to a none-too-shabby $11,356.