Moviegoers wanted to get rowdy this weekend -- just look the success of "Girls Trip."

The funny flick exceeded box office expectations this weekend and ultimately had the best opening for an R-rated comedy since 2015. With Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish as stars, "Girls Trip" bowed to more than $30.4 million, according to THR. It topped Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck ($30.1 million) and came close to Mark Wahlberg's "Ted 2" ($33.5 million), both of which opened in 2015.

Notably, "Girls Trip" is another example for studios that yes, people will go see female-driven films as well as movies with diverse casts, especially if they are done well. The movie, which centers on long-time friends who head to New Orleans for a crazy weekend, has been getting solid reviews from critics and audiences alike. "Girls Trip" currently has an 88 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes' "Tomatometer" and a 90 percent audience score.

We'll see what kind of momentum the film has, but for now, the movie's opening has already made a strong showing, surpassing its production budget of $19 million. Universal Pictures certainly can't complain about that.

If you're ready for raunchy, R-rated fun, "Girls Trip" is in theaters now.

[via: THR]

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Girls Trip
R2017
Based on 35 critics

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August 18, 2017
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