I’m the king of the box office again. Exodus Gods and Kings opened at number one with $24.5 million. It’s a victory for the weekend, but with a budget of $140 million, this biblical epic is way behind in the numbers game.
After four weeks in release The Hunger Games was knocked down a peg to number two with $13.2 million and a domestic total of $277.3 million. Those are some massive numbers, buts its still behind its predecessor’s earnings.
Penguins of Madagascar slipped to number three with $7.3 million and a domestic total of $58.8 million. Not bad for some animated birds, but its bloated budget of $132 million is going to hurt them.
Top Five opened at number four with $7.2 million. The Chris Rock dramedy has gotten great reviews, but I guess they weren’t enough to make his directorial debut a bigger hit.
Big Hero 6 bounced down to number five with $6.1 million. It’s domestic total of $185.3 million is impressive, but overseas ticket sales will ensure this Disney flick as a Big Hero hit.
Interstellar continues to fall, coming in at number six with $5.5 million. It’s domestic total of $166 million is now finally in the red. However its global total of $601.2 million is out of this world.
Horrible Bosses 2 got beat down to number seven with $4.6 million. I’d say hopes of seeing a third installment have been laid off.
Dumb and Dumber To dropped to number eight with $2.7 million and a global total of $127.5 million. This isn’t the comeback for which Jim Carrey was hoping.
The Theory of Everything lost a step and dropped to number nine with $2.5 million and a domestic total of $17.1 million. Profit margins may not be huge, but its award nominations have made up for that.
Rounding out the top ten was Wild, which opened to a slightly wider release and picked up $1.5 million. Reese Witherspoon’s stab at a second Oscar win was showing in only 116 theaters, comparatively.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 Exodus: Gods and Kings $24,500,000 $24,500,000
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $13,200,000 $277,398,000
3 Penguins of Madagascar $7,300,000 $58,839,000
4 Top Five $7,210,000 $7,210,000
5 Big Hero 6 $6,145,000 $185,325,000
6 Interstellar $5,500,000 $166,800,000
7 Horrible Bosses 2 $4,630,000 $43,601,000
8 Dumb and Dumber To $2,757,000 $82,117,000
9 The Theory of Everything $2,525,000 $17,148,000
10 Wild (2014) $1,550,000 $2,423,000.00
Next week it’s little orphan Annie versus The Hobbit versus Ben Stiller. It’s a pretty sure bet that The Hobbit will reign supreme. Will it open to numbers greater than its predecessor’s $84 million is the real question. I say nay. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going!