‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ easily tops ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ to win slow weekend box office


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Despite it being another slow weekend at the box office, there was some movement in the top ten resulting in a new number one film.

The heavily criticized biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings was able to dethrone The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) and take over the number one spot with a $24.5 million share, though that total is less than originally predicted for the film. Penguins of Madagascar took in roughly $100,000 more than Chris Rock’s Top Five to land at number three with $7.6 million. Though only opening to less than 1,000 screens Rock’s Top Five did an impressive $7.5 million and is expected to be a slow burn and hang around the top ten for a while. Big Hero 6 brought in an additional $6.1 million to claim the fifth spot on the chart.

Also of note, Gone Girl finally fell out of the top ten thanks to Reese Witherspoon’s flick, Wild. Seeing an increase in theaters this week, the heavily buzzed about true story muscled its way up the charts pulling in $1.5 million.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. Exodus: Gods and Kings – $24.5 M

2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) – $13.3 M

3. Penguins of Madagascar – $7.3 M

4. Top Five – $7.2 M

5. Big Hero 6 –  $6.1 M

6. Interstellar –  $5.5 M

7. Horrible Bosses 2 – $4.6 M

8. Dumb and Dumber To – $2.7 M

9. The Theory Of Everything – $2.5M

10. Wild – $1.5 M

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