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Crazy Rich Asians Makes America Swoon

Mark Wahlberg's "Mile 22" under-performs while "The Meg" drops to second
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
This cover image released by STXfilms shows Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "Mile 22."   (STXfilms via AP)
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(Newser) – Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance Crazy Rich Asians took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg's action-packed Mile 22, the AP reports. Studios on Sunday say that Crazy Rich Asians took in an estimated $25.2 million from 3,384 locations over the weekend. The film starring Constance Wu has banked $34 million since opening Wednesday, far surpassing early industry expectations.

It's a surefire win for the film distributed by Warner Bros., which cost $30 million to produce. Crazy Rich Asians outshone Warner Bros.' shark movie The Meg, which fell to second place with $21.2 million in its second weekend. Wahlberg's R-rated Mile 22 opened with an estimated $13.6 million. It had a $35 million production budget. Tied for fourth place were the prehistoric adventure Alpha and Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible—Fallout, both at $10.5 million, Variety reports.

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