‘Rogue One’ Narrowly Beats ‘Hidden Figures’ For No. 1 At Box Office

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues its reign at the box office, taking the number spot for the fourth week in a row with $22 million. However, it just barely kept its place as the well-received Hidden Figures, about three African-American women who were at the forefront of sending John Glenn into space at NASA, almost tied with the Star Wars film, grossing $21.8 million.

The films are practically tied at this point, and it even looks like Hidden Figures might surpass Rogue One, but the final determination of who will take the number one spot will be revealed come the morning of Monday, January 9. For anyone who continues to spout that diversity doesn’t sell, that female-driven films don’t sell need only take a look at these two films for proof that it does.

Rogue One has grossed a total of $477.3 million in the domestic market. It recently opened in China, where it has taken in $31 million, bringing its global total to a whopping $914.4 million. Hidden Figures gained more momentum as it expanded into more theaters following its limited Christmas Day release and it’s been doing very well.

In third place and still holding, is Illumination’s animated Sing, with $19.6 million. This brings its current domestic total to an impressive $200 million. Underworld: Blood Wars is in fourth place, under-performing with a total domestic haul of $13.1 million in 3,070 theaters across the U.S. The film cost $35 million to make, but at least it’s already made that money back in the overseas market, where it’s made $45 million so far.

In fifth place is the hyped-up musical, La La Land. The film, directed by Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, grossed $10 million over the weekend and has earned a total domestic amount of $51.7 million. Overseas, the film has made $86 million.

What did you see this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

Source: THR

Mae Abdulbaki

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Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.