‘Hidden Figures’ Topples ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ at the Box Office.

The historic story of three African-American mathematicians who helped NASA put the first men into space has found another place in the record books. According to the Hollywood ReporterHidden Figures raked in $22.8 million after its nationwide debut, knocking out its main competitor, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

After news of the film’s massive success, co-star Taraji P. Henson shared her excitement on Instagram.

“I have been told my entire career ‘Black women can’t open films domestically or internationally.’ Well anything is possible,” she wrote. “Most importantly this proves that PEOPLE LIKE GOOD MATERIAL. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GENDER OR RACE. Agreed?”

Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as the real-life African-American mathematicians who helped NASA put the first men into space even while having to endure a segregated workplace. Their story, however, had been obscured for decades.