Romantic comedies

This undated image provided by Disney/Pixar shows a scene from the movie "Toy Story 4." (Disney/Pixar via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 1:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Toy Story 4" hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel "Annabelle Comes Home" opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story of the weekend was actually the third place movie: "Yesterday." The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic...
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This undated image shows Randall Park and Ali Wong in a scene from the movie "Always Be My Maybe." The newly released Netflix movie is an Asian-American rom-com with a twist: ethnicity isn't central to the plot. (Courtesy of Netflix)
June 02, 2019 - 12:04 pm
The newly released Netflix movie "Always Be My Maybe," is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn't central to the plot. It's just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and "Fresh Off the Boat" actor Randall Park playing best friends and soul mates who happen to be Asian, which may...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Sandra Oh poses for a portrait in Pasadena, Calif. This year’s Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. The awards show telecast Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, on NBC will have a decidedly different feel with co-host Oh as the first ever Asian emcee and rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” up for two nominations, including best comedy or musical. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm
This year's Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. Some slammed her comedy bit as a North Korean film journalist who spoke in heavily accented English as awkward and racist. Sunday's...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, photo, a movie goer walks by display panels showing the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" near the ticket machines at a cinema in Beijing. Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. (AP Photo/Fu Ting)
December 05, 2018 - 6:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. Industry data show the film made just $1.2 million over the three days of its initial release, far behind local productions...
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This undated image released by United talent Agency shows writer/director Audrey Wells. Wells, who wrote and directed the 2003 romantic comedy "Under the Tuscan Sun," has died after a five-year battle with cancer. A representative from United Talent Agency says Wells passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. She was 58. (United Talent Agency via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 9:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audrey Wells, who wrote the screenplay for the brand new feature film "The Hate U Give," died the day before the film was released after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 58. A representative from United Talent Agency said Wells died Thursday. Wells also wrote and directed...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh, from left, Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a scene from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 2:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters, and is helping to send a strong summer moviegoing season off on a high note. Studios on Sunday say the romantic comedy has topped the domestic charts again. Warner Bros. estimates that...
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Actor Henry Golding and his wife Liv Lo pose as they arrive for the red carpet screening of the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Don Wong)
August 26, 2018 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The opening weekend for "Crazy Rich Asians" was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 percent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with $25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday...
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Director John Chu and his wife Kristin Hodge pose for photographers as they arrive for the red carpet screening of the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Don Wong)
August 21, 2018 - 12:14 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The craze for "Crazy Rich Asians" is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week. Much of the over-the-top romantic comedy was set in this wealthy city-state. As the stars streamed past flashing lights down the...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu, left, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 6:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Propelled by an extra strong Sunday, the opening weekend grosses for "Crazy Rich Asians" were even higher than expected. The Warner Bros. romantic comedy earned $26.5 million in its first weekend in theaters, and $35.3 million since it hit theaters Wednesday. Second place went to...
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