Queen Latifah celebrates 'Girls Trip' crossing $100 million mark

2017 BET Awards_Show Featuring: Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 25 Jun 2017 Credit: FayesVision/

Queen Latifah and her "Girls Trip" co-stars are celebrating after their raucous comedy broke North American box office records by smashing the $100 million milestone.

The film, which stars Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish as four lifelong friends who reunite for a vacation in New Orleans, Louisiana, got off to a great start upon its release in late July, with an impressive $30.4 million debut to enter the chart at two.

It has continued to make audiences laugh and on Thursday, the movie officially surpassed the $100 million mark, taking its global total to $109.9 million.

"Girls Trip," which was bolstered by rave reviews, is the first live-action comedy of 2017 to hit the milestone at the domestic box office, as well as the first R-rated comedy to reach such heights since "Bad Moms" achieved the feat last summer.

It is also the first $100 million-grossing film to be written, produced, directed, and starring African-Americans, reports

Malcolm D. Lee directed the project and produced it with Will Packer, from a script written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver.

Latifah took to Twitter to share her excitement at the film's huge achievements, posting, "This is amazing!!! So proud of the entire #GirlsTrip team! We are so thankful to everyone who came out and supported us".

"What a beautiful thing to witness," tweeted Jada Pinkett Smith, as their rapper/actor pal Ludacris offered up his congratulations to the cast and crew, writing, "Nothing beats having friends that break records and make history."

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