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'Hidden Figures' Grabs The Number One Spot at the Box Office

The critically-acclaimed biopic beat out 'Rogue One,' 'Sing!'

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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.

Taraji P. Henson took to Instagram to share her excitement over the news, and since last night's Golden Globes, the film has received even more acclaim, especially within the Twitterverse.

With all the well-deserved hype, it won't be a surprise if ticket sales and foot traffic continue to skyrocket.

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Bee's a staff writer, blogger and true blue Aries with a love for hip-hop, nostalgic television from the 90s and early 00s, vinyl and carbs. Follow her on all her socials: @thedfff.
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