Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Beats ‘Rogue One’ in Final Weekend Numbers

Hidden Figures
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Fox’s “Hidden Figures” has topped Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” by about $700,000 for the No. 1 spot at the North American box office, with $22.8 million at 2,471 sites, final figures showed Monday.

Sunday estimates had indicated that “Rogue One” was ahead by less than $200,000. But the comedy-drama “Hidden Figures” performed well ahead of those estimates on Sunday to deny “Rogue One” a fourth consecutive box office crown.

“Hidden Figures,” which follows a group of pioneering African-American women in the early days of the American space program, had been forecast last week to take in between $16 million and $18 million. Taraji P. Henson stars as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), helps launch astronaut John Glenn into space.


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The awards-season contender has a modest $25 million budget. Spencer was up for a Golden Globe in the supporting actress category on Sunday, but lost to Viola Davis (“Fences”). She’s also nominated for an individual and ensemble SAG Award.

Female customers dominated “Hidden Figures” business, comprising 64% of the audience. Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson noted that “Hidden Figures” generated an A+ CinemaScore in all categories.

On Sunday, “Rogue One” performed about in line with projections and finished its fourth weekend with $22.1 million at 4,175 locations, lifting its domestic total past $477 million in its first 24 days. The eighth “Star Wars” movie is now the eighth-largest domestic grosser of all time, trailing “Finding Dory” by less than $10 million.

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  2. grilldoggy says:

    The headlines make it sound like a math movie crushed the Star Wars franchise – this was not the opening weekend for ‘Rogue One’ – but it was for ‘Hidden Figures’. Let’s see how big the drop off is before we start assuming there’s a big demand for math comedies.

  3. Dwight Love says:

    How is this film a COMEDY!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Brandon says:

    Except Rogue One made 222 million its first week.

  5. Numbers says:

    Disney’s estimate was $200K low from the actual, just 1% off. How did Fox miss by $1M, about 5%?

  6. LOL says:

    Look at how the imbeciles at Disney over-egged their estimates to hawk the headlines, thus denying a film about African American women the weekend’s box-office praise.

    • Dan says:

      They didn’t over-egg… they actually under predicted. Their weekend estimate was $21.97 million and it actually made $22.06 million. Hidden Figures actually really under predicted their Sunday box office as they estimated only $21.08 million for the weekend instead of $22.8…. that’s off by almost $2 million (1.72 to be exact) or 26% of the actual take on Sunday.

    • M H Moore says:

      Disney was hardly off their prediction. As for denying Hidden Figures its praise, 22 million, even if not a bad haul, is cerainly not huge. There is nothing noteworthy about the range of this fil
      ms. financial return given the January release. In any case, praise is generally for quality,

  7. Dex says:

    “Hidden Figures” is a great film with a strong cast and inspiring message. Our theater was packed with parents of all backgrounds as well as children. Everyone sat attentively and cheered at the end.

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