Hidden Figures Takes Top Spot At Weekend Box Office!!
Hidden Figures exceeded expectations at the weekend box office, bumping Rogue One: A Star Wars Story from the top spot. According to Deadline.com:
Early-morning estimates indicate that 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures has won the box office weekend with $22.8 million over Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which made $21.9M. Essentially what happened was that the faith-based came out in bulk yesterday for Hidden Figures, giving it a Sunday that was 28% down from Saturday.
Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Thanks to the trio’s calculations, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the Earth. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Mahershala Ali.