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Black Girl Magic is taking over the box office! According to reports, Hidden Figures has surpassed best picture frontrunner La La Land to become the top-grossing best picture Oscar nominee of the year.

Over this past weekend, the film, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, brought its box office total to $119.4 million, while La La Land raked in $118.3 million.

This is the first time the film about a team of African-American women mathematicians/space heroes has topped the musical. According to Indie Wire, we can expect Hidden Figures to garner over $150 million or more from now until the Oscars.

The film has been nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture (up against La La Land), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

HipHollywood sat down with the cast back in December and got their take on why the film is so special.

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Katt Williams Is Ready For His Comeback: “My Only Goal Is Getting Better”

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Katt Williams is ready for his triumphant return!

After a series of arrests and bizarre incidents in 2016 that seemed to overshadow his public persona, Williams told HipHollywood he’s getting back to work and putting his personal issues behind him.

“Remember none of those things have ever been about work,” he said when asked if he hopes his new projects will overshadow his past missteps. “It’s more about having to deal with situations that are purposely thrown in your direction, and so I’ve been successful in the fact that I’m not nearly as good as I’m going to be,” he explained.

But if you’re thinking the 46-year-old comedian is in denial about his issues, he says absolutely not.

“I’m not one of those people that doesn’t recognize he’s stumbled,” he asserts. “I embrace the stumble because I know I’m going to come back faster than before, so my only goal is getting better at all points.”

And with six projects slated for release including the comedy, Father Figure with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, Williams appears to be back on the right track.

“I’m really in each of these comebacks trying to be a better person than the person that left, and if you liked that person this is just a better version than that because that’s what I’m on.”

You can see Katt dishing more positivity in the exclusive clip below, and be sure to see Father Figures when it hits theaters December 22.

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