The summer breakout hit, ‘Girls Trip’, has made history. The R-Rated comedy has surpassed $100 million, making it the first film starring, written by, directed and produced by African-Americans to achieve the feat.
The producers are Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee (who also directed). The writers are Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. The film stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. Tracy Oliver is the 1st African America female screenwriter to have a $100M film. “She and Barris join that rare company of black screenwriters (Scary Movie’s Shawn and Marlon Wayans, Creed’s Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington, and Get Out’s Jordan Peele) to be a part of that club.”
The film defied expectations, having grossed $31M in its opening weekend but it held up over the following weeks. In its second weekend it took in $20M a drop of 36%, but has remained among the top five at the box office since then. It is also the highest grossing R-Rated comedy to hit theaters this year.
Those involved in the film have been celebrating its successes on social media since the milestone was announced.
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) August 18, 2017
— Tracy Y. Oliver (@TracyYOliver) August 18, 2017