Universal’s Girls Trip is the raunchy and unapologetic comedy about sisterhood and sexuality Black women have been waiting for, which makes sense why it snagged the second slot at the box office this weekend. The live-action comedy raked in a whopping $30.4 million this weekend, exceeding expectations and proving Black-female led films can be successful. It is also the highest performing live-action comedy of 2017, Complex reports.
Girls Trip follows four besties, played by Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish, on a girl’s trip to Essence Festival that turns into a R-rated adventure in the streets of New Orleans. The lauded comedy has an A+ Cinemascore ranking, 89-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an even bigger rating from Black women, who flocked to the theaters in droves to see a version of themselves on the big screen.
Stars of the film took to social media to celebrate.
Christopher Nolan’s war flick Dunkirk nabbed the No. 1 spot with a projected $50.5 million opening weekend in North America, but it was Girls Trip that won the top spot in everyone’s heart.