Weekend Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Tops MLK Frame, ‘Live By Night’ and ‘Silence’ Stumble

MLK Box Office

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.

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