As far as romantic comedies go, there are a few that will always hold a cherished place in our hearts. Take ‘90s classic Pretty Woman, and pretty much anything that came out of Britain and starred Hugh Grant.
But now we have a new flick to add to our favourites list, and it’s already proved to be the most popular rom-com of any released in the past nine years.
Crazy Rich Asians has been crowned the most successful Hollywood romantic comedy of the last nine years after Labor Day box office takings saw it rake in a whopping $US117-million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
That puts it a cool seven-mill ahead of the previous frontrunner, Amy Schumer’s flick Trainwreck, which took in $US110.2-million in 2015.
The only rom-com to have topped that record is The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, which made $US164-million in 2009, Harper’s Bazaar UK reports.
The first Hollywood film with an all Asian-American cast since 1993 (The Joy Luck Club), Crazy Rich Asians is based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same name. Since its recent release, it’s been celebrated worldwide for championing Asian actors, not to mention a killer plot-line and laugh-out-loud script.