‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to take top spot at North American box office

(WARNER BROS PICTURES) – “Crazy Rich Asians,” the first movie with an all-Asian ensemble cast from a major studio in 25 years, is expected to dominate this weekend’s North American box office with total ticket sales of $32 million by Sunday (August 19), according to box office monitoring site

The romantic comedy, which opened in movie theaters on Wednesday (August 15), stars Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina and newcomer Henry Golding. The movie is set in Singapore and is an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and old-world opulence in a continent producing more billionaires than anywhere else.

Last week’s number one movie, ‘The MEG’ about a mega shark on the rampage, is expected to fall to second place, with ticket sales of $21 million expected this weekend through Sunday (August 19).

New in at three is the Mark Wahlberg-starring ‘Mile 22,’ about a CIA operative on a dangerous mission. The release from STX Entertainment is expected to bring in $18 million by Sunday (August 19).

Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ is down to fourth place with expected weekend box office takings of $13.3 million by Sunday (August 19), bringing its total domestic haul to $184.2 million.

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ is expected to drop to fifth position with weekend ticket sales of $8.2 million expected by Sunday (August 19).

New in sixth place is ‘Alpha,’ a coming of age story set in the Ice Age, which is expected to bring in $5 million by Sunday (August 19), accoring to

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