‘Hidden Figures’ tops box office again

“Hidden Figures” estimated $20.45m in its fourth week on release was enough to comfortably see off “La La Land,” which took $14.5m for second place in its sixth week.

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“Hidden Figures,” which follows three female black mathematicians who were instrumental in getting the Apollo missions off the ground remains number one at the top of the US box office as a slew of more obviously commercially targeted films failed to score with audiences.

Despite new arrivals such as Jamie Foxx’s kidnap thriller “Sleepless” and the “Monster Trucks,” “Hidden Figures,” which is directed by Theodore Melfi and stars Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe took the number one spot.

“Hidden Figures” estimated $20.45m in its fourth week on release was enough to comfortably see off “La La Land,” which took $14.5m for second place in its sixth week.

After three weeks of limited play, Boston marathon thriller “Patriots Day” went nationwide, yet only managed $12m to land at No 6; Martin Scorsese’s religious drama “Silence” took $1.9m to stall at No 16; while Ben Affleck mob thriller “Live By Night” added more than 2,800 screens from its previous week, but failed to crack the Top 10, settling for $5.42m at No 11.

“Monster Trucks” failure to dent the box office was widely anticipated, after reports emerged that studio Paramount were expecting to lose $115m on the project.

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