“Hidden Figures” Blows Away Competition For A Second Week


(AllHipHop News) Real-life space race drama “Hidden Figures” has landed a second week at the top of the North American box office.

The movie, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae as the three African-American women who worked behind the scenes to help NASA make John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit Earth in 1962.

“Hidden Figures” narrowly managed to dethrone “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for the box office crown last week and the film has held on to the title after grossing $20.5 million over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday weekend.

Awards season favorite “La La Land” climbs into second place on the new countdown, raking in $14.5 million, while animated family film “Sing” places third with $13.8 million.

The new top five is rounded out by “Rogue One” at four and supernatural thriller “The Bye Bye Man” at five.