The storyline of "Hidden Figures," the film highlighting the historical contributions of three African-American female NASA mathematicians whose work in the 1960s helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space, has been greeted with fanfare since its Jan. 6 wide release.
The movie, which stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson, has been No. 1 at the box office two weeks running, overtaking "Star Wars: Rogue One" and then maintaining the top spot over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Ticket sales have exceeded $60 million as of Friday morning.
And audience members...
Kennedy Space Center - The Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex at first light.(red huber/orlando sentinel) ORG XMIT: 9578