It’s official, Girls Trip is the first live-action comedy of 2017 to reach the $100 million+ mark. Starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Regina Hall, the film crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office only after four weeks, and became Universal Pictures’ sixth film to reach that milestone this year, the first film produced, written and starring African-Americans to reach this milestone, and the first African-American female screenwriter (Tracy Oliver) to reach this box office milestone.
Internationally, the film has earned $7.4M in the United Kingdom, and could very well surpass the success of psychological thriller Get Out, which made a total of $12.7M in the UK. The film has made a worldwide total of $109.9 million domestically, and will be released in Australia and Romania on Aug. 31, and an additional rollout will take place in other markets for the rest of the year.
Produced by Will Packer, written by Erica Rivinoja, Kenya Barris and Oliver and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the R-rated film follows four friends as they embark on a trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, with some romancing, brawling and “white girl-wasted” antics.
Major congrats to the entire team for pushing boundaries to achieve this amazing milestone!