Hidden Figures Has Taken Over La La Land At The Box Office

La La Land might be in the lead for nominations, but Hidden Figures seems to have the people's vote

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La La Land has been dominating this awards season so far.

It has tied with Titanic and All About Eve as the most Oscar nominated film of all time.

And it won a record-breaking seven Golden Globes.

It also was a surprisingly great win at the Box Office.

Damien Chazelle's Whiplash follow-up La La Land opened in 606 sites across the country and consequently scored a bigger opening for Lionsgate UK than The Hunger Games managed in 2010 (£4.9 million), according to The Independent.

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But Hidden Figures has just trumped it.

The Independent states La La Land's overall takings are $118.4 million (£95.6m) while Hidden Figures sits at $119.3 million (£96.3m).

This is all compounded by the fact Hidden Figures has been out in the US a whole two weeks less than Chazelle's musical.

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In a post-Trump world, one could surmise Hidden Figures' politically-charged spirit has captured something of a zeitgeist, whereas La La Land's saccharine mood might not quite cut the mustard.

The cast's speech at the SAG awards reflects this feeling of racial struggle, and the importance to make visible stories that would otherwise be lost to time.

It's a fantastic win for a fantastic film that follows a group of African-American women get men into space.

And anyway, what's a couple of million dollars between friends, eh?

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