As one of the highest grossing comedies of the summer, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” are laughing all the way to the bank. The adult-comedy will launch on Digital HD on October 3, 2017 and Blu-ray ($22 on Amazon), DVD and On Demand on October 17, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The story follows four best friends on an adventure of a lifetime as they reunite for a weekend of fun, festivities and outrageous adventures. On the trip they learn they are not as strong apart as they are together, and things don’t go according to plan. The home box-office version will include over an hour of exclusive unrated bonus content, deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel and other extras for fans.
The four lifelong friend are known as the Flossy Posse, and once they get together nothing can stop them but themselves. As the four independent friends reunite from across the country and travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Best Man Holiday, Barbershop: The Next Cut) and stars Regina Hall (Best Man Holiday, Think Like a Man Too), Tiffany Haddish (Keanu, “The Carmichael Show”), Jada Pinkett Smith (Bad Moms, “Gotham”) and Queen Latifah (Chicago, “Star”). The project was produced by Will Packer (Ride Along franchise) and the screenplay was written by Kenya Barris (“Blackish”) and Tracy Oliver (Barbershop: The Next Cut).
Working with an estimated budget of $19M, the film was a terrific success for the studio. “Girls Trip” opened at number-two at the weekend box office with $31M back in July, an amazing start when you consider that the film opened against “Dunkirk” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” that same weekend. “Girls Trip” went on to make over $104M domestically, and over $114M worldwide.