It’s been about a month since Warner Bros released Crazy Rich Asians, powering to runaway success domestically and staggering the rollout internationally. With the global box office now over $167M, $28.6M has come from 23 overseas markets through last Sunday. There is plenty of play ahead, including the UK release on Friday, but there is also a big question mark over whether the Jon M Chu-directed smash makes it to China. And if it was facing an uphill battle to begin with there, a local scandal could indirectly influence its chances while state media took a pointed punch at it today. Chinese authorities are understood to still be mulling a yea or nay on giving the film a quota slot, but while WB is playing up the theme of family and acceptance, depictions of outsize wealth may be an issue — and that was highlighted in the China Daily op-ed today. We’ll get to that below. Related Story 'The Farewell's China Release Shelved Just Ahead Of Scheduled Date … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ China Release Status In Limbo: What’s The Holdup?
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Taapsee Pannu recently received scathing remarks from Kangana Ranaut's sister, Rangoli Chandel. But the actress handled the uncalled controversy that she was dragged into with utmost dignity. Taapsee responded by saying that if she is referred to as Kangana's copy, then she takes it as a compliment because she considers Kangana to be an amazing actress. During a recent interaction, Taapsee said that she will not apologise for her honest opinion. Rangoli had attacked Taapsee saying, "Kuch log Kangana ko copy kar ke he apni dukaan chalate hain, magar pls note, they never acknowledge her, not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer. Last I heard, Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter, and Tapsee ji you need to stop being a sasti copy." (sic) During a promotional event for her upcoming movie Mission Mangal, Taapsee responded to a question regarding her controversy with Kangana. She said, "Seriously, I will not apologise for my honest opinion. I did not know that she has … [Read more...] about Taapsee Pannu: Won’t Apologise For Honest Opinion Regarding Kangana Ranaut Controversy
EXCLUSIVE NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak won't get a warm welcome from their fellow 'RHOA' cast members, who think the former dynamic duo is too messy and too expensive. Sources close to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' tell us the women are saying there's no need to bring back NeNe and Kim because all they bring is over-the-top drama just to get camera time. As one source put it, there's "no substance." We're told there's also a financial concern -- that Kim and NeNe's bloated salaries might chew up the budget, resulting in lower raises for the current cast. Our sources say certain housewives called production Thursday to complain about the infamous frenemies returning. We're told some of the current housewives feel dissed after working hard to keep ratings up -- which they have, and now producers want to "add bulls***." Ironically, it sounds like all this dissent would create real drama ... with substance. However, Sheree Whitfield told us Thursday ... she'd welcome them with open … [Read more...] about Kim Zolciak & NeNe Not Wanted by Other Atlanta Housewives
Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel often engage in war-of-words with Taapsee Pannu on social media. The latter who is known to be quite vocal in real life, too gives it back to them in her own way. In a recent interview with Neha Dhupia's podcast, 'No Filter Neha', the 'Badla' actress took a dig at the Ranaut sisters saying that they really love her because they give her so much time and attention. She also said that it is so futile because she cannot be instigated like that. Ouch! When asked about the criticism that she receives from Kangana and her sister Rangoli, Taapsee told Neha, "Both of them really love me and that's because they give me so much time and attention from their lives." Some More Major Burns "I, honestly and unfortunately, I don't feel the same so I don't give it back in terms of my time and attention to them. It doesn't matter to me in my life and my scheme of things. I don't want to waste my time on someone who doesn't matter to me," she further added. Taapsee … [Read more...] about Taapsee Pannu’s Witty Dig At Kangana Ranaut-Rangoli Chandel: ‘Both Of Them Really Love Me’
UPDATE, writethru: In a weekend dominated by holdovers and expansions, Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald leads the international box office for Hollywood in its third session in a row, conjuring $40.2M in 80 markets. That brings the overseas cume to $385.3M and global across the $500M mark to $519.6M. At the other end of the spectrum, WB’s Crazy Rich Asians was dead on arrival in China, mustering just $1.2M over the opening frame. Crazy Rich Asians, which began global rollout in August, is not wholly unexpected. Middle Kingdom authorities took their time giving the pic a slot, waiting until mid-October to set its bow on November 30. A cultural phenomenon domestically, and already a profitable proposition at $238M worldwide box office, CRA’s all-Asian cast is not a novelty in China. Related Story 'Ford V Ferrari' Revs Up $52M+ Worldwide Bow; No China Halo For 'Charlie's Angels' - International Box Office As we’ve … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ DOA In China With $1.2M Bow; ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Tops $500M WW – International Box Office