Nico Santos and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from the film "Crazy Rich Asians."
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"Crazy Rich Asians," the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, is about to hit theaters along with two other predominantly Asian films.Starring Michelle Yeoh, "Crazy Rich Asians" will be joined by two others this month in a breakout moment for Asian filmmaking that will test whether U.S. audiences will turn out en masse to watch.Asians make up 5.8 percent of the U.S. population, according to the 2017 census, but a University of Southern California study showed 37 of the top 100 grossing films in 2017 had no Asian characters.The makers of "Crazy Rich Asians" are stressing its wider themes, aware the estimated $20 million budget film must succeed outside the Asian-American community.
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