Hidden Figures debuts No. 1 at the Box Office

‘Hidden Figures’ made its debut, clinching the No. 1 spot at the box office its opening weekend and raking in $22.8 million in sales.

The film, that stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson, chronicles the true story of how three African American women played critical roles in the mission to launch astronaut John Glenn into space.

Though their story fell between the cracks of history, it is encouraging to see that these brilliant women are finally getting an ounce of the credit and recognition they deserve. Go see this film.