Hidden Figures “Orbits Over” Rogue One In Box Office

Empowered women and outer space won big at United States box offices over the weekend as Theodore Melfi’s biographical drama Hidden Figures superceded Star Wars flick Rogue One, with $22.8 million from 2,471 theaters as it expanded nationwide.

While the two films were beating each other out for the no. 1 spot, Hidden Figures eventually edged out Rogue One.

Hidden Figures tells the obscured real-life story of female African-American mathematicians who helped NASA launch the first men into space despite a segregated workplace and sexism. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

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