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Girls Trip Gives Hollywood a Black Epiphany

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According to movie industry trendsetting Rotten Tomatoes, Girls Trip is an 89% audience favorite while its Critics Consensus reports:” Girls Trip is the rare R-rated comedy that pushes boundaries to truly comedic effect — and anchors its laughs in compelling characters brought to life by a brilliantly assembled cast”.

The film made $30.4 million in its opening weekend, about 50 percent more than the $20 million Comcast Corp.’s film division estimated and beating out Dunkirk a WWII favorite.

Girls Trip cost about $20 million to make and earned an estimated $30.4 million in ticket sales. While “Dunkirk” cost about $100 million to make, not including marketing and took in $50.5 million.

Instant profitability matters as Bloomberg is reporting “Hollwood is finally facing the power of Black audiences.

The story reports: Girls Trip” is only the latest example of a film with a black cast exceeding projections. “All Eyez On Me” beat expectations in its June opening weekend. Earlier this year, the debut of Universal’s “Get Out” knocked its competition out of first place, and, when it opened in wide release, “Hidden Figures” beat Walt Disney Co.’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which was in its fourth week in theaters. To read more click here.

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