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Dec 03, 2018 08:35 PM
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Chinese Audiences Less Than Crazy About Rom-Com Rich in Asians

Photo: VCG
Photo: VCG

*“Crazy Rich Asians” performed poorly over the weekend amid claims the film is full of stereotypes and has little to offer China’s moviegoers

*Observers wondered how film about mega-rich would sit with Chinese regulators that promote “core socialist values” — but it surprised many by breezing through vetting

(Beijing) — Hollywood blockbuster “Crazy Rich Asians” has failed to wow audiences on its opening weekend in China, where it was beaten on its opening weekend by a 2016 shoot'em-up in which Mel Gibson takes on a Mexican drug cartel.

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