Girls Trip is a summer comedy hit, an audience-favorite – just made history as the first film made by an all-black production team to hit $100 million at the box office.
The all-female cast film stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and breakout star Tiffany Haddish. The R-rated raunchy comedy is about four college friends who are on a trip during one of the most celebrated black events – the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver and produced by Malcolm D. Lee and Will Packer has made $31 million during opening weekend alone. Producer Will Packer posted on his Instagram this weekend celebrating the significant milestone.
Queen Latifah also took to her social media account to thank fans and celebrate the success of the movie. This isn’t the first time Jada and Queen Latifah have worked together, they both were in the hit thriller/drama film Set it off, which was referenced in the movie Girls Trip during a fight scene and the cast has an upcoming episode of Carpool Karaoke as well.
With only a month of being released, the film has reached many milestones and it wouldn’t be a surprise if it continues to reach more, maybe even an Oscar nomination. Either way this a win for not only the black community, but for the community of women as well.