Weekend Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Tops MLK Frame, ‘Live By Night’ and ‘Silence’ Stumble
20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures has topped the box office over the Martin Luther King Day Jr. weekend, while a pair of high-priced prestige releases, namely Patriot’s Day, Live by Night and Silence stumbled.
The crowd-pleasing NASA drama won the weekend box office for a second straight week taking in an estimated $20.4 million, and is looking to pull in $25.3 million when Monday is included.
Oscar frontrunner La La Land (Lionsgate) landed in second place with $14.5 million for the three days and will earn $17.5 million through Monday.
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures‘ Sing came in third, earning $13.8 million over the three days, but with the expected $18.5 million for the four-day period will come in at #2.
Rounding out the top five are Disney and Lucasfilm‘s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with $13.7 and STX Entertainment’s The Bye Bye Man with $13.3 coming in at fourth and fifth. The surprisingly strong supernatural thriller earned $13.3 million off a $7.4 million budget. Directed by Stacy Title, the film stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway. It managed only a C CimeaScore.
1. Hidden Figures — $20.4 million ($54.8 mil.)
2. La La Land — $14.5 million ($74 mil.)
3. Sing — $13.8 million ($233 mil.)
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — $13.7 million ($498.8 mil.)
5. The Bye Bye Man — $13.3 million
6. Patriots Day — $12 million ($12.9 mil.)
7. Monster Trucks — $10.5 million
8. Sleepless — $8.4 million
9. Underworld Blood Wars — $5.8 million ($23.9 mil.)
10. Passengers — $5.6 million ($90 mil.)
CBS Films and Lionsgate’s Patriots Day had a weak showing, only taking in $12 million ($14.3 million by Monday), while Open Road’s Sleepless opened in eighth place with $8.4 million for Friday to Sunday, and should end up with $10.1 million by the end of MLK weekend. Directed by Peter Berg, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, and Michelle Monaghan. Patriots Day received an A+ CinemaScore, while a Las Vegas-set cop thriller starring Jamie Foxx received a B+ CinemaScore.
Paramount’s long-delayed Monster Trucks debuted in seventh place with tepid $10.5 million from 3,119 theaters, and has a projected four-day gross of $14.1 million. The family film starring Lucas Till received an A CinemaScore, but Viacom had to take a $115 million write down in advance of the film’s launch.
Outside the top ten, Ben Affleck‘s period crime thriller Live by Night only made $5.4 million at the box office. Martin Scorsese’s Christian epic Silence also did not perform well with only $1.9 million earned.