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Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $64,393,101Details
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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2016 (Limited) by 20th Century Fox
January 6th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2448 (Cert #50479), 10/26/2016)
Running Time: 126 minutes
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Keywords: 1960s, African-American, Bigotry, Sexism, Womens Rights, Mathematics, Space Program
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Fox 2000 Pictures, Chernin Entertainment, Levantine Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 225 $6,652,892 Jan 16, 2017 23
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 873 $6,876,974 Jan 15, 2017 22
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 31 $20,853,947 Jan 13, 2017 22
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 960 $55,237,047 Jan 13, 2017 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 82 $22,800,057 Jan 6, 2017 15
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 53 $22,800,057 Jan 6, 2017 15
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,092 $22,800,057 Jan 6, 2017 15
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 143 $8,835,181 Jan 7, 2017 14
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,070 $8,835,181 Jan 7, 2017 14
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,017 $7,621,334 Jan 6, 2017 13
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,312 $858,230 Dec 30, 2016 8
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,891 $515,499 Dec 23, 2016 1


   Katherine Johnson
   Dorothy Vaughan
   Mary Jackson
   Al Harrison
   Vivian Mitchell
   Paul Stafford
Mahershala Ali    Jim Johnson
Kimberly Quinn    Ruth
Glen Powell    John Glenn
Aldis Hodge    Levi Jackson
Ariana Neal    Joylette
Jaiden Kaine    Joshua Coleman
Wilbur Fitzgerald    Senator Patrick
Maria Howell    Ms. Sumner
Scott Michael Morgan    Bill Calhoun
Cullen Moss    Mission Control Commander
Rhoda Griffis    White Librarian
Dane Davenport    Alan Shepard
Bob Jennings    Navy Officer
Alkoya Brunson    Kenneth Vaughn
Ron Clinton Smith    White Cop
Joe Knezevich    Wind Tunnel Engineer
Kurt Krause    Sam Turner
Olek Krupa    Karl Zielinski
Ken Strunk    Jim Webb
Saniyya Sidney    Constance Johnson
Zani Jones Mbayise    Kathy Johnson
Trey Stokes    Levi Jr
Selah Kimbro Jones    Carolyn Marie Jackson
Karan Kendrick    Younger Joylette Coleman
Corey Parker    Howard Vaughan
Ashton Tyler    Leonard Vaughn
Lidya Jewett    Young Katherine Coleman
Donna Biscoe    Mrs. Joylette Coleman
Gregory Alan Williams    Marion Smithson
Arnell Powell    Professor Graves
Bob Bost    Eisenhower
Crystal Brown    Bernie
Tequilla Whitfield    Eleanor
Robert G. McKay    Pastor Ayres
Evan Holtzman    Deke Slayton
Travis Smith    Scott Carpenter
Karen Wheeling Reynolds    Court Clerk #1
Paul Ryden    TV Reporter #1 at Cape Canaveral
Gary Weeks    Reporter at Press Conference
Jon Edwin Wright    TV News Reporter
John Atwood    Newscaster #1
Michael Hartson    Night School Professor
Afemo Omilami    Man Outside Store
Katie Kneeland    Court Clerk #2
Amy Tipton    Crying Woman
Chris Cavalier    IBM Technician
Frank Hoyt Taylor    Judge
Elijah Everett    Crying Man
Andre Pushkin    Russian Scientist
Randall Newsome    Russian Scientist #2
Greg Tresan    K9 Protest Cop
Howie Johnson    Library Security Guard
David Kallaway    NASA Security Guard
Maiya Boyd    Kid
Paige Nicollette    Eunice
Trey McGriff    TV Cameraman
Devin McGee    Gus Grissom
Kamryn Johnson    Kathryn Vaughn
Chanel Young    IBM Worker
Jeff Glover    NASA Engineer
Doug Stroup    NASA Task Force
Cody Carrera    NASA Employee
Kenneth Jones    NASA Core Engineer/Delivery Guy
Joe Hardy Jr    Gordon Cooper
Matthew J. Millard    NASA Engineer
Juliette Sicard    NASA New Recruit
Cyndy Powell    NASA Woman
Madison Alsobrook    Elementary School Student
Kate Harper    Vivian’s Assistant
Cody Marsh    Courtroom Police Officer
Glenn Allen    Wally Schirra
Stacie Ballard    NASA East Wing Employee
Brandon Scott McCall    NASA Control
James Harvley    Senator
Judy McGee Burley    Choir Member
Sam Juergens    NASA Engineer
Scott Ledbetter    USAF Four Star General
Donna Sexton    Wife
Veronica Warner    Church Goer
Diamond Sandt    Crossing Kid
Kevin Marshall Pinkney    Man at Fountain
William Walker    NASA Control
Rock Chasse    NASA Engineer
Olivia Whinnett    Crossing Guard Kid
Stephanie Mikel    Graduate’s Girlfriend
Daniel Lucente    Two Star General
John Sykes    USAF Aide
David London    NASA Control
Elizabeth Young    Ann Vaughn
John Collier    NASA Engineer

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Allison Schroeder
Screenwriter    Theodore Melfi
Based on the book by    Margot Lee Shetterly
Producer    Donna Gigliotti
Producer    Peter Chernin
Producer    Jenno Topping
Producer    Pharrell Williams
Producer    Theodore Melfi
Executive Producer    Jamal Daniel
Executive Producer    Renee Witt
Executive Producer    Ivana Lombardi
Executive Producer    Mimi Valdes
Executive Producer    Kevin Halloran
Director of Photography    Mandy Walker
Production Designer    Wynn Thomas
Editor    Peter Teschner
Costume Designer    Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Composer    Pharrell Williams
Composer    Benjamin Wallfisch

Weekend Estimates: Hidden Figures wins MLK Weekend

January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures

A pile-up at the box office this weekend will leave a crush of new releases behind Hidden Figures and La La Land, which remain the top two films at the box office. Hidden Figures will be down just 10% (in part thanks to expanded distribution) to $20.45 million, for $54.8 million in total, as of Sunday evening. Fox is projecting a $25.3 million 4-day weekend for the film. La La Land is even more impressive, growing its box office by 43% and moving from fifth to second on the chart with $14.5 million, and $74.1 million to date. It’s record-breaking performance at the Golden Globes has clearly lifted it to another level with audiences. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Is Patriots Day Going Bye Bye with $560,000?

January 13th, 2017

Patriots Day

Patriots Day earned $560,000 from 2,000 theaters during its Thursday previews. This is less than half of what Hidden Figures made last week. Worse still, Patriots Day’s target audience should be more likely to go see a film’s previews than Hidden Figures’ target audience would be. That said, it is still a holiday weekend and it should bounce back over the next few days. I think it will miss our predictions, but it should come close with about $19 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Patriots Win the Weekend? Or Will Hidden Remain Up Front?

January 12th, 2017

Patriots Day

Six films are opening or expanding this weekend, which have a shot at the top ten. However, only one of them, Patriots Day, has a real shot at first place. In fact, it might be the only “new” film in the top five. The biggest wide release of the week is Monster Trucks, which is opening in 2,800 theaters. I didn’t see that coming. [Ed.: The final announced theater count for Monster Trucks is an even more impressive 3,119] Meanwhile, Sleepless is only opening in 1,800 theaters, while Silence is expanding into 750 theaters. We still haven’t mentioned all of the new films. As for holdovers, Hidden Figures has a real shot at first place, while La La Land should get a boost from its Awards Season success. This weekend last year, Ride Along 2 opened with just over $35 million over the three-day weekend. There’s no film that will match that figure during the four-day weekend. On the positive side, there were only four films that earned more than $10 million during the three-day weekend and this year we should have five. That’s not enough to win in the year-over-year competition. It likely won’t even be close. More...

2016 - Awards Season: PGA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017


The Producers Guild of America finally finished announcing their nominations. (They spread out their announcements for reasons I’ve never quite understood.) Most of the films on this list have already earned more than a few previous nominations. We appear to be settling into a predictable Awards Season. More...

2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

La La Land

The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece. More...

Theater Averages: The New Year has a Patriotic Start

January 10th, 2017

Patriots Day

The theater average chart was dominated by holdovers, as is the norm this time of year. The top film was Patriots Day with an average of $14,972 in seven theaters. This bodes very well for its wide expansion next weekend. 20th Century Women is becoming a sleeper hit earning an average of $13,047 in ten theaters. This is one of those films that should be earning more Awards Season buzz, but I fear it has slipped between the cracks. Toni Erdmann and Paterson were neck-and-neck with averages of $10,472 and $10,205 respectively. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hidden Figures is in the Spotlight earning $22.80 million

January 10th, 2017

Hidden Figures

The first weekend of the year wasn’t as potent as anticipated, as none of the holdovers held on as well as expected. This helped Hidden Figures earn first place with $22.80 million, putting it just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which pulled in $22.06 million. The box office was down 26% from last weekend to $137 million, but this is a post-holiday weekend, so this decline was expected. The box office was also down 14% from this weekend last year. It is still way too soon to compare the box office year-over-year. In fact, we should wait till The Force Awakens faded out of the top five before we can really get a picture of how 2017 will do. That was President’s Day long weekend. So once we get past President’s Day long weekend, the year-over-year comparison will begin it have some real value. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue One and Hidden Figures Tied at the Top

January 8th, 2017

Hidden Figures

With one day left in a topsy-turvy weekend, we have a virtual tie at the top of the box office chart, with both studios claiming a narrow win. Disney posted the highest projection this morning, saying they are expecting Rogue One to earn $21.972 million this weekend. Fox, meanwhile, is projecting $21.8 million for Hidden Figures, and thinks that the film’s lead of about $900,000 coming out of Saturday will be enough to hold on for a win. Sunday’s performance will be key, and there are a couple of factors that make the outcome genuinely uncertain… More...

Thursday Night Previews: Hidden is Seen with $1.2 million in Previews

January 6th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Underworld: Blood Wars was the only true wide release of the week, but it was Hidden Figures’ wide expansion that generated the best result at $1.2 million. This is more impressive, as dramas tend to underperform action films in previews; for example, Selma pulled in just $400,000 during its previews. That film earned $11.31 million during its first weekend of wide release and Hidden Figures is expected to double that figure this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Underworld is a Serious Underdog

January 5th, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars

It’s the first weekend of the year and there’s only one wide release, Underworld: Blood Wars, plus one wide expansion, Hidden Figures. (As expected, A Monster Calls is not expanding truly wide and it won’t grow enough to make the top ten. I don’t think it will top $3 million over the weekend.) None of these films are really going to challenge the top two holdovers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sing, although that pair should be in a close race for first place. This weekend last year was very similar to this weekend, with one new release, one wide expansion, and a Star Wars holdover on top. Unfortunately, this year is much weaker. 2017 is going to get off on a losing note. More...

2016 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group nominees to be announced. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards, but only three of them are theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, like Hidden Figures, but there are also some surprises. More...

Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures rose to first place during its first full weekend of release with an average of $34,329 in 25 theaters. It already has more than $2 million and it expands wide on Friday. 20th Century Women was next with an average of $27,800 in four theaters. It isn’t a major player during Awards Season, but it is picking up enough nominations to help it stick around in theaters. Patriots Day was down just 8% earning an average of $21,117 in seven theaters. Last week’s winner, Silence, fell to an average of $20,827 in four theaters. If it has a similar drop next week, it will put its wide release in jeopardy. The best limited release of the week was Paterson, which earned an average of $17,334 in four theaters. Toni Erdmann earned an average of $14,000 in three theaters during its first full week of release. La La Land continues to expand, but remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,738. The overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was next with an average of $11,934, while the second place film, Sing, was right behind with an average of $10,647. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue One Tops Sing

January 1st, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With most studios closed for New Year’s Day, the weekend estimates have a rather piecemeal look as of this morning. We do have an official weekend estimate for Sing, which Universal projects will make $41.5 million over the three-day weekend and $53.4 million over four, for a total coming out of the holidays at an impressive $177.3 million. That will put it in second place, not far behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney won’t be releasing numbers until tomorrow, but we should see a three-day weekend around $50 million, $65 million over four days, and a total of about $440 million by Tuesday morning. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Silence Speaks Volumes with an Average of $32,720

December 28th, 2016


Silence scored first place on the theater average chart earning an average of $32,720 in four theaters. Patriots Day was next with an average of $23,044 in seven theaters. Most impressively, Hidden Figures earned an average of $20,620 in 25 theaters, in just one day. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an average of $15,404. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

December 23rd, 2016


There are a number of limited releases coming out this week spread from Wednesday through Sunday. This includes several that are aiming for Awards Season glory: 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Silence, and others. There might be too many great films on this week's list, which means some will not live up to their box office potential. More...

2016 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 14th, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 18 $515,499   25 $20,620   $515,499 1
2016/12/30 17 $858,230 +66% 25 $34,329   $2,324,625 8
2017/01/06 1 $22,800,057 +2,557% 2,471 $9,227   $25,754,235 15
2017/01/13 1 $20,853,947 -9% 3,286 $6,346   $55,237,047 22

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/25 - $515,499   25 $20,620   $515,499 1
2016/12/26 - $323,072 -37% 25 $12,923   $838,571 2
2016/12/27 - $212,319 -34% 25 $8,493   $1,050,890 3
2016/12/28 - $199,697 -6% 25 $7,988   $1,250,587 4
2016/12/29 - $215,808 +8% 25 $8,632   $1,466,395 5
2016/12/30 - $272,218 +26% 25 $10,889   $1,738,613 6
2016/12/31 - $248,343 -9% 25 $9,934   $1,986,956 7
2017/01/01 - $337,669 +36% 25 $13,507   $2,324,625 8
2017/01/02 - $333,453 -1% 25 $13,338   $2,658,078 9
2017/01/03 - $112,386 -66% 25 $4,495   $2,770,464 10
2017/01/04 - $102,048 -9% 25 $4,082   $2,872,512 11
2017/01/05 - $81,666 -20% 25 $3,267   $2,954,178 12
2017/01/06 1 $7,621,334 +9,232% 2,471 $3,084   $10,575,512 13
2017/01/07 3 $8,835,181 +16% 2,471 $3,576   $19,410,693 14
2017/01/08 3 $6,343,542 -28% 2,471 $2,567   $25,754,235 15
2017/01/09 1 $1,857,416 -71% 2,471 $752   $27,611,651 16
2017/01/10 1 $2,877,410 +55% 2,471 $1,164   $30,489,061 17
2017/01/11 1 $1,915,107 -33% 2,471 $775   $32,404,168 18
2017/01/12 1 $1,978,932 +3% 2,471 $801   $34,383,100 19
2017/01/13 1 $5,498,032 +178% 3,286 $1,673   $39,881,132 20
2017/01/14 1 $8,478,941 +54% 3,286 $2,580   $48,360,073 21
2017/01/15 1 $6,876,974 -19% 3,286 $2,093   $55,237,047 22
2017/01/16 1 $6,652,892 -3% 3,286 $2,025   $61,889,939 23
2017/01/17 1 $2,503,162 -62% 3,286 $762   $64,393,101 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 18 $1,466,395   25 $58,656   $1,466,395 5
2016/12/30 17 $1,487,783 +1% 25 $59,511   $2,954,178 12
2017/01/06 1 $31,428,922 +2,012% 2,471 $12,719   $34,383,100 19

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