#BOXOFFICE: “EXODUS: KINGS AND MEN” PLAGUES THE COMPETITION FOR BOX OFFICE
Despite many Moviegoers being preoccupied with Holiday Parties and Shopping, 20th Century Fox still manages to debut on-top this weekend with Exodus: Gods and Kings by Director Ridley Scott. Made for $140 million, the Biblical Adaptation starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton earns $24 million from 3,053 theatres across North America. Critics panned the Film with a paltry 27% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore from Audiences who were more forgiving.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 still is going strong into the Holidays with $12.5 million in its fourth week out for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. It just surpassed $276 million domestically.
The Penguins of Madagascar is in third spot this weekend, again for 20th Century Fox, with $7.1 million grossed. To-date it has grossed $58 million.
After a debut at TIFF ’14, Chris Rock‘s Top Five garners strong reviews in fourth with a stellar 89% on the Tomatometer and $6.8 million grossed from 979 theatres for Paramount Pictures. An expansion is likely in coming weeks for the Comedy.
Interstellar is in sixth spot this weekend with $5.4 million now in its sixth week out, for Paramount Pictures.
Wild rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.3 million earned from just 116 theatres, a stellar performance for the Fox Searchlight release which also premiered at TIFF ’14.