What a time to be a magical black girl.
Hidden Figures is now the number one movie in the country, beating out the latest Star Wars installment Rogue One. The biopic starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae made over $22.8 million at the box office on opening weekend. That's an impressive feat considering the film's budget was a mere $25 million. Critics have consistently sung the praises of the film, with the feature earning stellar reviews and endless nominations this award season.
With all the well-deserved hype, it won't be a surprise if ticket sales and foot traffic continue to skyrocket.