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‘Hidden Figures’ Orbits 2nd Straight Box Office Victory

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Fox and Chernin Entertainment's "Hidden Figures" had another triumphant weekend, taking in $8.5 million on Saturday for an estimated $20.5 three-day weekend and a projected $25.3 million holiday weekend.

Illumination and Universal's hit "Sing" came in second, with a three-day gross of $13.8 million and estimated four-day gross of $18.5 million, bringing its domestic cumulative up to $237.7 million.

"La La Land" will come in third this holiday weekend, grossing another $5.8 million at 1,848 locations in North America, including 148 IMAX screens. The studio is reporting a three-day gross of $12 million and a projected four-day gross of $14.2 million, which would bring its cumulative total up to $77.1 million domestically.

Disney's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" also had another strong weekend in its fifth run at the box office. Having earned $498.9 million domestically so far,  the "Star Wars" prequel grossed an estimated $13.8 million over the three days and $17.2 million over the four days.

STX Entertainment's "The Bye Bye Man" over performed this weekend and took in an estimated $13.38 million, with it on track to gross $15 million over the four-day holiday weekend. The movie took in another $4.8 million on Saturday, with the production house anticipated another $3 million on Sunday and another $1.6 million on Monday.

The film, co-financed by Los Angeles Media Fund, was directed by Stacy Title while Jonathan Penner adapted the script from the short story "The Bridge to Body Island" by Robert Damon Schneck. It was produced by Intrepid Pictures' Trevor Macy, who created the idea of "The Bye Bye Man" after reading a horror anthology novel titled "The President's Vampire." Its CinemaScore is C while its Rotten Tomatoes score is at 27 percent.

Mark Wahlberg's "Patriots Day" is estimated to have earned $14.25 million this holiday weekend after grossing another $4.36 million on Saturday night. This is in line for weekend estimates of $15 million, although box office analysts had predicted a $20 million opening weekend earlier this week.

The movie, also starring John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon and Michelle Monaghan, has a CinemaScore of A+ and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 79 percent.

Ben Affleck's "Live By Night" took in an estimated $5.4 million over the three-day weekend after adding another $1.9 million on Saturday. Directed by Affleck, the film also stars Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana and a 32 percent RT rating with a CinemaScore of B.

Paramount isn't expected to have a good MLK weekend, with "Monster Trucks" looking to earn just $14.1 million over the four days ($10.5 million over three days) against a $125 million budget. In September, the studio's parent company Viacom reported a $115-million write-down for a movie believed to be "Monster Trucks." Heading into the weekend, the studio had anticipated a $8 million to $10 million opening weekend estimate. However, the film has a CinemaScore of A.

The studio's other film, Martin Scorsese's "Silence," expanded nationwide this weekend to 747 theaters and earned $1.9 million over the three days and is expected to gross $2.3 million over the four days. The film's budget was in the mid-$40 million range, and its cumulative through Monday is estimated at $3.4 million. It stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 84 percent.

Lastly, Open Road Films released their new film "Sleepless," starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan and Gabrielle Union. With the budget around $30 million, the production company is expecting around $10 million for the four-day weekend ($8.5 million over the three days). Its Rotten Tomatoes score is 11 percent and the movie has a CinemaScore of B+.

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