Box-Office Milestone: 'Girls Trip' Crosses $100M in U.S.
It's the first R-rated comedy in a year to prosper at the box office.
What a journey it's been for Girls Trip.
The Universal film is the first R-rated comedy to cross $100 million at the domestic box office since Bad Moms achieved the same feat in the summer of 2016. And it's the first live-action comedy of this year to do so far.
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Girls Trip achieved the milestone on Thursday. Its domestic total stands at $100.1 million. Globally, it has earned $109.9 million.
Generally speaking, the glory days of R-rated comedies — think Sex and the City, The Hangover series, Magic Mike, Ted — ended two years ago.
Girls Trip and Bad Moms are the exceptions. This summer, three R-rated comedies flopped: Baywatch, The House and Rough Night.
Produced by Will Packer, Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah as four friends who travel to New Orleans for a bawdy weekend of fun. Girls Trip earned a coveted A+ CinemaScore.