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.
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
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.
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