Box Office Roundup: ‘Exodus’ King of the Weekend

By Peter Towe

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014

After three weeks holding the crown and number one spot at the box office, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 has been bumped from the throne.  Exodus: Gods and Kings earned top honors in its opening weekend bringing in an estimated $24.5 million.  With an estimated budget somewhere around $140 million, it’s a disappointing debut for Ridley Scott’s newest feature.

The Chris Rock directed Top Five finished in the top five with $7.2 million in its opening weekend.  It’s a decent start for a movie that could keep expanding to more theaters as we get closer to the Christmas movie season.

Here’s the rest of the top-ten estimates from a underwhelming box office weekend.

1. Exodus: Gods and Kings $24.5 million

2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 $13.2 million

3. Penguins of Madagascar $7.3 million

4. Top Five $7.2 million

5. Big Hero 6 $6.1 million

6. Interstellar $5.5 million

7. Horrible Bosses 2 $4.6 million

8. Dumb and Dumber To $2.8 million

9. The Theory of Everything $2.5 million

10. Wild $1.6 million

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