Hidden Figures Tops Rogue One On Opening Weekend
Hidden Figures took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $22.8 million over Rogue One that has held the top spot since it was released on December 16th, 2017.
Hidden Figures is a film about three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — they serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Box office weekend for January 6-8, 2017
1 Hidden Figures $22,800,057 opening weekend
2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $22,063,570 gross-$477,364,924
3 Sing $20,712,365 gross-$214,512,010
4 Underworld: Blood Wars $13,688,751 opening weekend
5 La La Land $10,132,213 gross-$51,788,800
(Photo 20th Century Fox)