Hidden Figures No. 1 Movie Two Weeks In A Row


So Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae must all be doing the happy dance today. Their movie, Hidden Figures, is the no. 1 movie two weeks in a row.

Not only that, it has become the first movie starring more than one female least since 2011 to hit maintain the no. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks. The last movie to do so was The Help which also starred Octavia. The movie went up against Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and came out victorious, bringing its total thus far to $60 million.

With the box office success the film is expected to be in the running when Oscar award nominations are announced next week.

In related news, Octavia bought out a screening of the movie for low-income families on Friday at a Baldwin Hills theater in Los Angeles. She announced it on Instagram for those who wanted to attend:

Tomorrow I’ve bought the 8pm showing of #hiddenfigures the rave Baldwin hills. If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can’t afford it have them come. It’s first come first served. My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I’m honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend Pass the word.

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