'Hidden Figures' Tops MLK Weekend Box Office, 'Rogue One' Is Close to Hitting $1 Billion Worldwide

'Hidden Figures' Tops MLK Weekend Box Office, 'Rogue One' Is Close to Hitting $1 Billion Worldwide

'La La Land' and 'Sing' sit on the second and the third place at the weekend box office, earning an estimated $14.5M and $13.81M respectively, while 'Monster Trucks' and 'Live by Night' flop.
"Hidden Figures" tops the box office during Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The uplifting drama about African-American mathematicians who provide important data for NASA gained an estimated $20.5 million over the Friday-Sunday frame. It will likely reach $25.3 million over the Friday-Monday frame, which means it has made around $59.6 million since its release.

"La La Land" sits on the second place by earning an estimated $14.5 million over the Friday-Sunday frame. Damien Chazelle's musical, which collected seven Golden Globes including accolades for combo Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has gained about $132 million worldwide with lots more to come.

"Sing", an animation about animal singing contest, sits on the third place. The movie featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson earned an estimated $13.81 million during the weekend, bringing its domestic total up to $236.7 million.

The force is still strong with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". The space opera sits on the fourth place and gained about $13.8 million domestically. It's even stronger overseas, with an estimated $21.9 million income during the weekend. With its $980 million worldwide total, it's only a matter of time until it crosses $1 billion.

Horror flick "The Bye Bye Man" makes a surprise amid the sea of new releases. By taking the opportunity to air on superstitious Friday the 13th, the low budget movie gained an estimated $13.4 million during MLK weekend. The flick follows the story of three friends who stumble upon the horrific origins of Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure you are not allowed to speak or think of, lest he will control your mind.

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's "Live by Night" doesn't have a really good start. The period gangster thriller merely earned about $5.4 millions in 2,471 theaters. Martin Scorsese's religious epic "Silence" also bombs, gaining only an estimated $1.9 million in 747 theaters. The biggest flop comes from "Monster Trucks". While the family film has cost $125 million, it only earned about $10.5 million.

MLK weekend box office:
  1. "Hidden Figures" - $20.5 million
  2. "La La Land" - $14.5 million
  3. "Sing" - $13.81 million
  4. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" - $13.8 million
  5. "The Bye Bye Man" - $13.4 million
  6. "Patriots Day" - $12 million
  7. "Monster Trucks" - $10.5 million
  8. "Sleepless" - $8.5 million
  9. "Underworld: Blood Wars" - $5.6 million
  10. "Passengers" - $5.6 million

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