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Things We Saw Today: Hidden Figures Beat Out Rogue One to Become #1 Movie in America

Black girls rock.

For anyone doubting diversity, it’s time to have a seat. Hidden Figures is the number one movie in the country after raking in $22.8 million, thus dethroning Rogue One and exceeding expectations in the process. Yes, the film about three brilliant black women who helped launch John Glenn into space was the most-watched film this weekend. This is huge news considering one of the major arguments against diversity is that a film starring a person of color won’t be a major box office draw. As this and other movies like the Fast and the Furious franchise have already proven, that certainly isn’t the case.  (via The Hollywood Reporter)

  • This is disconcerting: The FBI is reportedly paying Geek Squad members look around computers for evidence of criminal activity. (via Tech Dirt)
  • Enjoy this Justice League photo which features the entire team standing in a line and staring ahead because it doesn’t make sense but looks really cool. And badass. (via SlashFilm)
  • Or perhaps you prefer this new image of Hugh Jackman in Logan? (via Coming Soon)
  • Meryl Streep criticized Donald Trump during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes and the present elect responded accordingly. (via Deadline)
  • Hats off to this genius who put classic Japanese NES games into an old Game Boy. (via Gizmodo)
  • Let’s be honest: The real winner of the Golden Globes is Count Olaf from Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation. (via YouTube)
  • Here are all the awkward moments from the Golden Globes in one place because that’s exactly what you needed today. (via MTV)
  • Congratulations are in order for Jay Pharoah. The Saturday Night Live alum’s new show White Famous was just ordered to series by Showtime. (via Deadline)

That’s it on our end. What did you all see?

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