Crazy Rich Asians underwhelms at Chinese box office

Crazy Rich Asians might have been a big hit at western box offices this year - but Chinese audiences clearly don't feel the same way about the film.

The Hollywood blockbuster featuring an all-Asian cast failed to ignite the Chinese box office, limping in at number eight on its debut.

It was released four months after its US release, taking just $1.1 million (£857,000) in its first three days.

The film has so far made around $238 million (£185.8 million) worldwide.

Eyebrows may be raised at the fact Crazy Rich Asians has flopped in the most populous Asian nation.

But it's probably not that much of a surprise.

Being released so long after the film came out in other big territories meant the hype and publicity had all but died down.