Fox’s historical comedy-drama “Hidden Figures” took in a solid $1.2 million from 2,250 new locations on Thursday night previews as it expands into wide release.
“Hidden Figures” has been forecast to pull in between $16 million to $18 million this weekend as it moves to 2,471 locations Friday. The awards season contender has a modest $25 million budget with a cast including Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner. Pharrell Williams wrote several new songs for the movie.
Sunday morning estimates had showed the two films all but tying for the No. 1 spot with roughly $22 million each but Hidden Figures, playing in 4,157 theaters, did more business than expected throughout the day.