AceShowbiz - "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 %cRyan Gosling% and %cEmma 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 %cMatthew McConaughey%, %cReese Witherspoon% and %cScarlett 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, %cBen 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.
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