Hidden Figures” is doing exceptionally well at the box office. One of the stars, Octavia Spencer, is so proud of the film and the message it conveys that she wants families to see it. The Academy Award-winning actress remembered when she was younger that her mother was not able to take her and her six siblings to the Movies. She wrote on her Instagram account that in honor of her mother and other single parents, she wanted to treat low-income families to see "Hidden Figures" at her expense over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. She bought out last Friday's 8 p.m. showing at the Rave Theater in Baldwin Hills, California.

She encouraged everyone to spread the word because she wanted her movie to be seen by as many people as possible.

Others have hosted screenings

Spencer is not the only one who has hosted screenings so people can see "Hidden Figures." Last December, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a screening at the White House. She was impressed by the remarkable story of the film and the important message it sends. Others have set up GoFundMe campaigns to help girls see the biographical drama.

About 'Hidden Figures'

"Hidden Figures" is based on a true story. It is about three black female scientists and mathematicians who helped NASA send a man into orbit in the 1960s. Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson, Dorothy Vaughan, played by Octavia Spencer, and Mary Jackson, played by Janelle Monáe, were instrumental in one of the greatest operation in history when John Glenn, played by Glen Powell, went into outer space.

The movie was released on December 25, 2016. It has received good reviews from critics, and ticket sales are soaring. It has already been chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2016. It has also been nominated for numerous awards, including Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer and Best Original Score.

“Hidden Figures” has accumulated over $20.5 million in tickets sales in theaters in the United States over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend. The film is estimated to make at least $25.3 million after Monday's ticket sales are included. This will bring the cumulative total to about $60 million.

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