Weekend Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins Friday For Close Race With ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’
That puts Hidden Figures, from Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment, in a close race with holdovers Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sing for the weekend crown, although a winter storm on the Eastern seaboard is making modeling difficult.
Coming in ahead of expectations, Hidden Figures is expanding this weekend after opening in 25 locations on Christmas Day. The $25 million movie has earned several awards nominations, including a Golden Globes best supporting actress nom for Spencer.
Rogue One grossed $6 million Friday from 4,157 locations for a dazzling domestic total of $461.4 million. Universal and Illumination’s animated musical film Sing placed No. 3, grossing $5.1 million from 2,471 theaters as it prepares to jump the $200 million mark domestically. Box-office observers show the two films earning anywhere from $21 million-$23 million for the weekend.