“Hidden Figures” Blows Away Competition For A Second Week


Real-life space race drama “Hidden Figures” has landed a second week at the top of the North American box office.

by Mike Winslow

(AllHipHop News) The movie, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae as the three African-American women who worked behind the scenes to help NASA make John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit Earth in 1962.

“Hidden Figures” narrowly managed to dethrone “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for the box office crown last week and the film has held on to the title after grossing $20.5 million over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday weekend.

Awards season favorite “La La Land” climbs into second place on the new countdown, raking in $14.5 million, while animated family film “Sing” places third with $13.8 million.

The new top five is rounded out by “Rogue One” at four and supernatural thriller “The Bye Bye Man” at five.