More riches for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ at N. America box office

The cast of ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ (AFP)
Updated 28 August 2018
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More riches for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ at N. America box office

WASHINGTON: Rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” continued to sparkle in North America, topping the box office for the second weekend running, according to industry estimates Sunday.

The Warner Bros. adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name took $25 million, almost matching its $26.5 million debut last week, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

Starring veteran actress Michelle Yeoh, British-Malaysian former BBC host Henry Golding and American sitcom star Constance Wu, the film tells the story of an American economics professor who meets her super-wealthy boyfriend’s family in Singapore.

It is the first major studio release with a mostly Asian cast since “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993.


The Six: The Reel Palestinian film festival in Dubai

A photo of Cinema Akil. (Image Supplied)
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The Six: The Reel Palestinian film festival in Dubai

DUBAI: The film festival celebrating all things Palestinian is set to return to Dubai’s Cinema Akil from Jan. 18-26. With more than 18 films set to be screened, there will be plenty to watch.

‘What Wala’a Wants’
Directed by Christy Garland, this docu-drama focuses on a girl who is raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank and follows her as she overcomes the significant obstacles in her way.

‘Wall’
The feature-length animated film stars two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare in an 80-minute film that examines the impact of the Israeli barrier wall.

‘The Tower’
Mats Grorud directs this story of an 11-year-old Palestinian girl who lives with her family in the refugee camp where she was born.

‘Naila and the Uprising’
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family and freedom in this animated documentary directed by Julia Bacha.

‘The Judge’
A legal docu-drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, whose career provides rare insights into Islamic law and gender-based justice.

‘White Oil’
Directed by Judy Price, the documentary explores the day-to-day lives of the quarry owners, workers and security guards in Palestinian territories.