'Hidden Figures' Continues to Dominate the Box Office

Taraji P. Henson's new movie box office hit.

According to reports, the Atlanta filmed production earned an estimated $26 million over Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, making the total a jaw-dropping $60.4. The movie featured Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson. According to Huffington Post, Hidden Figures is also the first movie with multiple female leads to win the box office for two straight weekends since 2011’s The Help. That movie stayed at No. 1 for four weeks. Meanwhile, Sing came in second with $19.2 million, which will bring the movie's domestic total to $238.4 million. Liongate's La La Land came in third place earning $17.5 million bringing the Golden Globes winning movie to a total of $77 million. Despite the box office acclaim, several movies flopped over the weekend. The By Bye Man underperformed with only $15.3 million. In addition, Mark Wahlberg's Patriots Day flopped earning $13.6 even though analysts predicted the movie would earn $20 million. The other Atlanta filmed movie that premiered in theaters was Jamie Foxx's Sleepless. Unfortunately, the movie only earned $10 million over the four-day weekend on an estimated production budget of $30 million. But, Jamie Foxx doesn't have to feel bad because Ben Affleck's Live By Night, Martin Scorese's Silence and Paramount's Monster Trucks also flopped in the box office. Live By Night and Silence were both big budget movies but, unfortunately the movies did not connect with fans. Live By Night earned only $6 million this weekend, despite a budget of $65 million. Meanwhile, Silence earned only $2.3 million over the weekend. But, nothing is as bad as Monster Trucks. That movie had a budget of $125 million and only earned $15 million over the four day weekend. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.