Jada Pinkett Smith positive about ‘Girl Trips’ movie success

Jada Pinkett Smith says she is delighted that her latest film has done so well at the box office — because it will encourage studios to make more movies with ethnically diverse casts.

The actress stars with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in raucous comedy Girls Trip, which follows four lifelong friends who reunite for a weekend in New Orleans.

It made $31.2 million (£23.9 million) during its opening weekend in America, second only to Dunkirk.

Pinkett Smith, 45, said: “As much as we want studios to have a social responsibility in regards to diversity, for it to make sense for studios to make films like this, they have to make money. Period.

“This movie has exceeded expectations and in one weekend has a pretty lovely return financially, which makes me happy because it makes it possible for more movies like this, with a cast that looks like this, to be made.”

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