'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.

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.

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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