Hidden Figures Tops U.S. Box Offices

Hidden Figures was the No. 1 movie at U.S. movie theaters this weekend with $20.4 million in sales according to research firm comScore. The surprise hit is a true story about three African-American women working as scientists at NASA during the 1960s space race. The film stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji Henson.

La La Land — which won several Golden Globe awards last week including Best Musical, Best Actor Ryan Gosling and Best Actress Emma Stone — was the No. 2 movie at U.S. box offices with $14.5 million.

Passengers from Sony, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, was the No. 1 worldwide movie with $38.1 million in revenue.

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said, “Sony’s ‘Passengers’ launched in China this weekend, delivering a strong $32.5 million thus catapulting the film into the number one spot worldwide for the frame with $38.125 overall and $237.1 million globally to date with Japan set to release the film on March 24th.  Notably, ‘Disney’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is now looking toward the $1 billion global milestone with $979.95 million in the box office bank through Sunday.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 15, are below.

  1. Passengers – Sony – $38.1M
  2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $35.7M
  3. La La Land – Lionsgate – $32.3M
  4. Sing – Universal – $27.0M
  5. Assassin’s Creed – 20th Century Fox – $24.6M
  6. Moana – Disney – $20.8M
  7. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $20.4M
  8. Bye Bye Man, The – STX Entertainment – $14.7M
  9. Monster Trucks – Paramount Pictures – $14.5M
  10. Patriots Day – Multiple – $13.3M
  11. Why Him? – 20th Century Fox – $12.4M
  12. Great Wall, The – Universal – $10.0M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 15, are below.

  1. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $20.4M
  2. La La Land – Lionsgate – $14.5M
  3. Sing – Universal – $13.8M
  4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $13.8M
  5. Bye Bye Man, The – STX Entertainment – $13.4M
  6. Patriots Day – Lionsgate – $12.0M
  7. Monster Trucks – Paramount – $10.5M
  8. Sleepless – Open Road – $8.5M
  9. Underworld: Blood Wars – Sony – $5.8M
  10. Passengers – Sony – $5.6M
  11. Live By Night – Warner Bros. – $5.4M
  12. Moana – Disney – $3.9M