'Hidden Figures' Knocks Out 'Rogue One' for #1 Box Office Spot

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Hidden Figures has now reached $22.8 million in ticket sales according to The Hollywood Reporter, knocking out Rogue One from its number one spot, where it has stayed for the past three weeks.

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Aside from the fact that it beat out a film from the Star Wars franchise (known for its crazy loyal fans filling theaters), it’s an important milestone especially in light of what Tracee Ellis Ross said during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes last night, dedicating her win to women of color “whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important.”

The box office numbers have spoken–here’s proof that stories starring women of color are not only valid and worthy, but also sell.

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