‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Cast Reacts to Record-Breaking Labor Day Box Office

Asian August concluded with fruitful results: “Crazy Rich Asians” continued to break records this Labor Day weekend, reviving the romantic comedy genre and exemplifying why representation matters.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the movie is the top showing for a rom-com since “The Proposal” in 2009, which earned $164 million. “Crazy Rich Asians” finished its three-week run with an estimated $117 million domestically. Warner Bros. raked in $28.3 million over the weekend — the best Labor Day showing since “Halloween” in 2007, according to Variety. And the movie has become the the most successful live-action comedy domestically, regardless of genre, since 2017’s “Girls Trip.” It is only the fourth film this year to top the box office three weekends in a row, following “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

The film’s cast took to Twitter to share their reactions.

Jon M. Chu

The film’s director shared his excitement in anticipation for the movie’s projected numbers.

When the weekend concluded, Chu was left speechless.

Constance Wu

Wu, who plays lead Rachel Chu, poured out her gratitude to all who were involved with the film.

Henry Golding

Nick Young himself highlighted one of the several accomplishments from the weekend.

Gemma Chan

The British actress, who shines as Astrid Young Teo, thanked the public and shouted out her next stop in London for the film’s red carpet premiere.

Chris Pang

Pang, whose character Colin Khoo held the wedding of the century, succinctly summarized his feelings.

Nico Santos

Santos stole the show as Nick’s fashion-forward cousin Oliver T’sien. He tweeted his appreciation for the continuous support.

Ronny Chieng

The actor simply stated facts, listing the film’s statistics. Chieng portrays Eddie Cheng, one of Nick Young’s mega-successful cousins.

Jimmy Yang

The comedian hilariously portrays Bernard Tai, Nick and Colin Khoo’s former classmate and resident party animal. He sincerely wished everyone a blessed Labor Day weekend.

Harry Shum Jr.

The actor made a brief cameo in the film to set up for his role as Charlie Wu in the sequel. He also took to Twitter to share the impressive box office stats.

Carmen Soo

Unlike her character Francesca, a snobby socialite and one of Nick’s ex-girlfriends, Soo expressed her gratitude on Twitter and Instagram.

Calvin Wong

While Wong’s role as Peik Lin’s brother P.T. Goh was small, he shared the cast’s sentiment.

Ken Jeong

Jeong is a certified scene stealer as Peik Lin’s dad Wye Mun Goh. He played on the film’s title to express his feelings.

Janice Koh

Nick’s other aunt, Felicity Young, also seemed at a loss for words.

Brian Tyler

Tyler composed the score for “Crazy Rich Asians,” and has worked on films like “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Furious 7.” He also took to Twitter to send his own shoutout.