Girls Trip, the obvious comedy hit of the year, will surpass the $100 million mark at the box office as of Thursday, placing it in rare company.
For Hollywood, the success of Girls Trip is considered a “box office anomaly,” according to Deadline, given all the other comedy flops this summer. For comparison, the numbers for Rough Night (the comedy starring Scarlett Johansson) and Snatched (Amy Schumer) stand at $22 million and $45.9 million, respectively.
Compare this to last year when four comedies –all released during the summer– held their own including Ghostbusters (it made $128M despite being a financial upset), Central Intelligence ($127.4M), Bad Moms ($113.3M) and Sausage Party ($97M).
But this summer, and this year to date, Universal can relish the fact that they bucked a downward box office trend with their sleeper hit Girls Trip ...
This was to be expected after the film’s record-breaking opening weekend, critical praise, and Tiffany Haddish.