Hidden Figures launches to another win at weekend box office

Hidden Figures movie posterJust like the extraordinary women it portrays, Hidden Figures has ignored the naysayers and performed beyond all expectations. After a surprise win over Rogue One at last weekend‘s box office, the true-story drama (starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe) has once again landed on top with $20.5 million. As of this weekend, which happens to be the Martin Luther King Jr. Day long weekend in America, the film has taken home 4.6 stars at Tribute.ca and over $50 million on home soil.

It’s been a pretty impressive run for La La Land too, which jumped up three spots and brought in another $14.5 million this weekend. The flick, rated 3.5 stars at Tribute.ca, swept the Golden Globes last Sunday and earned a record-breaking seven out of seven statuettes, including two for its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. And on a modest budget of just $30 million, the romantic comedy/musical has now surpassed the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office.

One of the many animated flicks to enter blockbuster territory in 2016, Sing added $13.8 million to its notable $400 million global haul. The Golden Globe-nominated musical comedy, featuring the vocal talents of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, and Scarlett Johansson, is currently sitting at a 4.3-star-rating among Tribute.ca users.

It was good while it lasted. After seven weekends in the top two (six at number one), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially fell to fourth this weekend, earning $13.8 million. Although it appears its time in the box office limelight is dwindling, the 3.5-star-rated Star Wars prequel is still fast approaching the $1 billion mark in worldwide earnings, (potentially) making it one of only 28 films in history to do so.

Rounding out the top five with a bit of good-old-fashioned horror, The Bye Bye Man made its theatrical debut with $13.4 million. Featuring a bevy of fresh talent, the 3.4-star-rated film follows a group of college students who unwittingly unleash a malevolent entity after playing with a Ouija board. ~Shelby Morton

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