A Girl’s Trip sequel has been confirmed after the African American filmed did well at the box office last year.The show which follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival in order to reconnect brought in a whopping $140 million worldwide including over $100 million in the US alone.It became the first comedy of 2017 and was also the first time a film by an African-American female screenwriter crossed the $100 million mark.
Girls Trip grossed $115.2 million in the United States and Canada and $24.9 million in other territories for a total gross of $140.1 million, against a net production budget of $19 million. Deadline Hollywood calculated the film made a net profit of $66.1 million when factoring together all expenses and revenues.
It made $11.7 million on its first day, including $1.7 million from Thursday night previews at 2,195 theaters. The film grossed $31.2 million in its opening weekend, finishing second at the box office behind Dunkirk and marked the largest opening of director Malcolm D. Lee’s career.
52% of its opening weekend audience was African-American with an overall 60% being women over 25. In its second week the film dropped just 37% and grossed $19.6 million, finishing 3rd at the box office behind Dunkirk and newcomer The Emoji Movie, and in its third week the film made $11.4 million, finishing 4th.On August 17, the film crossed the $100 million mark domestically becoming the first comedy of 2017 to do so.Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 90%.
It received positive reviews from critics, with many praising Haddish’s performance, and was chosen by Time magazine as one of its top ten films of 2017.The comedy film starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver and Erica Rivinoja who based the script off their own experiences with their female friends.
Girls Trip premiered at the American Black Film Festival in Miami on June 14, 2017 and was theatrically released in the United States by Universal Pictures on July 21, 2017.