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At a crucial part towards the ending of “Crazy Rich Asians,” a Mandarin cover of Coldplay’s 2000 hit single “Yellow” captured an emotional scene with Constance Wu’s character Rachel Chu.
It is interesting to note, however, that if it weren’t for Director Jon M. Chu’s persistence, Katherine Ho’s haunting rendition of the track would not have made the movie’s final cut.
Filmmaker Jon M. Chu took to Twitter to celebrate the impressive box office showing his film “Crazy Rich Asians” displayed in the first five days.
The film, which cost $30 million to make, has made an estimated $34 million since opening on August 15th to take the top spot at the U.S. box office on its opening weekend. Shark thriller “The Meg,” which was on its second week, placed second by earning $21.2 million during the same weekend, BBC reports.
Many Asians and Asian Americans have waited all year for August to roll around — the month that “Crazy Rich Asians” gets released in theaters (on August 15).
As many eagerly wait until they can witness history being made with the first all-Asian cast in a Hollywood film since 1993 with the “The Joy Luck Club,” a recent profile by The Hollywood Reporter on the film’s creation has revealed several interesting behind-the-scenes points, including one part of the dialogue that could have been disastrous for the film.