Hidden Figures Wins At Box Office
“Hidden Figures” won big at the box office. According to a report, Sunday estimates showed the two films tying for No. 1. However, ‘Hidden Figures’ ended up winning, beating “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
“Hidden Figures” played in 4,157 theaters attracting a diverse audience. Reportedly, 43 percent of ticket buyers were Caucasian and 37 percent African-American. Females made up 64 percent of ‘Hidden Figures’ audience, while 56 percent of all ticket buyers were 35 or older.
The film first opened in select theaters on Christmas Day and has earned a total of $24.7 million to date against a $25 million budget. It expand nationwide over the weekend.
“Hidden Figures” is a biographical film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.
The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine G. Johnson, the African American mathematician who participated in calculating flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon.
The film also features Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson, as well as Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, and Mahershala Ali.