Exodus: Gods and Kings Marches To Top Of Box Office In Opening Weekend

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Exodus Gods Kings Box Office

By Daniel Gates


Exodus Gods Kings Box Office

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Exodus: Gods and Kings marched to the top of the box office in its opening weekend. The Biblical epic, starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses, earned $24.5 million in its debut. That was enough to seize the top spot from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Mockingjay had reigned at the top of the box office since its release last month. Now in its fourth week, it fell to a second-place finish with $13.2 million. But with a domestic total of $277,398,000, it’s now the second highest-grossing movie of the year, behind Guardians of the Galaxy. Not too shabby.

The animated family film The Penguins of Madagascar filled the #3 spot with about $7.3 million, slightly ahead of the new Chris Rock comedy Top Five, which opened with $7.2 million. The children’s movie Big Hero 6 grabbed fifth place with $6.1 million.

In sixth was Interstellar after earning $5.5 million, followed by the raunchy revenge sequel Horrible Bosses 2, which took in $4.6. million. That was well ahead of another comedy follow-up, Dumb and Dumber To, as that brought in $2.8 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were The Theory of Everything ($2.5 million) and the critically-acclaimed, new limited-release Wild ($1.6 million). What did you see this weekend?

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