Crazy Rich Asians earns $1.8m at weekend box office, beating new Jane Fonda film Book Club

New romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians made $1.80m in earnings on its first weekend at the Australian box office, making $500,000 more than new Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton film, Book Club.

The film, which is based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, follows a young Asian-American woman who travels to meet her boyfriend’s incredibly wealthy family.

It premiered on August 15 and has since made $2.112m overall.

Meanwhile Fonda, Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen’s new film, Book Club, made just over $1.27m across 269 screens on the opening weekend. The film centres around the lives of four lifelong friends whose lives change when they read Fifty Shades of Grey.

But The Meg continued to lead the weekend box office, adding $2.11m to its earnings, after it aired across 326 screens. Since launch, the thriller, which stars Australian model and actress Ruby Rose, has made $6.58m.

According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report, Mission: Impossible – Fallout added $1.18m to its revenue over the weekend, bringing its total box office earnings to $16.718m.

Supernatural horror film Slenderman, which is based on the 2009 viral internet meme, made $791,718 on its first weekend at the Australian box office. It ran across 165 screens and has made $876,305 in total.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Meg (Wb) $2,114,076 326 $6,584,899
Crazy Rich Asians (Wb) $1,802,865 218 $2,112,359
Book Club (Transmission) $1,273,155 269 $1,634,462
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Paramount) $1,184,155 258 $16,718,764
Slender Man (Sony) $791,718 165 $876,305
Blackkklansman (Universal) $708,222 215 $2,245,811
Happytime Murders (Roadshow) $676,732 240 $676,732
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again (Universal) $604,413 317 $21,467,821
Working Class Boy (Universal) $439,136 221 $439,136
The Spy Who Dumped Me (Roadshow) $297,508 283 $3,310,760
The Darkest Minds (Fox) $261,746 223 $1,025,059
The Wife (Icon) $193,514 200 $2,293,879
Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (Sony) $145,659 133 $18,727,986
Incredibles 2 (Disney) $124,922 124 $45,412,594
The Equalizer 2 (Sony) $71,892 69 $8,502,894
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal) $71,115 36 $35,531,221
The Lion King (Disney) $70,740 119 $27,450,389
Mirai (Madman) $66,941 46 $96,735
Ant-man And The Wasp (Disney) $62,714 61 $19,726,507
The Breaker Upperers (Madman) $61,945 62 $2,253,285

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