Looks like we have a perhaps unexpected frontrunner for the biggest comedy of 2016.
‘Bad Moms,’ the raucous comedy from ‘The Hangover’ writers-turned-directorial duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, has taken upwards of $100 million (£75 million) at the North American box office as of today.
As The Hollywood Reporter tells us, this is the first R-rated comedy of the year to reach this milestone, outstripping the $55 million domestic gross of ‘Bad Neighbours 2’ (though this took $107 million worldwide), and the current $83 million US haul of ‘Sausage Party’ (which stands at $92 million globally).
The $20 million-budgeted comedy with Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell isn’t doing bad in the UK either, currently ranked as the number 2 movie at the British box office with takings of £1.47 million (just shy of $2 million) after its first week on release.
This makes ‘Bad Moms’ the biggest hit to date from STX Entertainment, who are distributing the film Stateside – and THR say it’s likely that a sequel will be announced soon.
All those who’ve been putting the struggles of the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot down to a lack of interest in female-centred comedy are sure to be getting mixed signals right about now.
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