Universal Pictures’ “Girls’ Trip” made history last week by becoming the first film created by an all-black team to cross the $100 million at the US box office.
The comedy, which follows four childhood friends’ trip to a festival in New Orleans, became an instant hit with audiences, and currently has a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes – a success rarely achieved by lighthearted summer flicks.
“Girls’ Trip” has a black director, screenwriters, and producers, and features Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish. It made $31 million during its opening weekend alone, and although it raked in $100 on its domestic market in less than a month, its earnings are growing by the minute, as it’s still being shown in US cinemas and is yet to debut in several locations abroad.
It’s refreshing to see viewers react so enthusiastically to a feature focused on women of colour. The film’s popularity is yet another proof that movies with black female leads are a huge box office draw and can be immensely successful. Let’s hope other film studios take note!
Watch the trailer for “Girl’s Trip” here: https://youtu.be/RMvBJPgTcDA