By Matt O'Bryant
Well everyone it was another slow weekend at the box office. Coming in at number 1 was the much maligned and would be Oscar hopeful 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' with an estimated $24.5 million. The film directed by Ridley Scott opened on the lower end of expectations. I believe the studio was hoping the film would at least debut on par with other biblical epics like 'Noah' which had an opening weekend of $43.72 million. There is a chance that the film could hold up better over the holiday season coming up, but the film is not getting much help from the lackluster critical reviews. Plus the film has to contend with the highly anticipated 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this Wednesday.
Coming in at number 2 this weekend is the biggest film of the past few weeks and that is 'The Hunger Games: MockingJay-Part 1 with an estimated $13.2 million. The third film in the Franchise has made mad money over the past few weeks and is obviously a big win for Lionsgate. The 24-day take for Mockinjay-Part 1 now stands at an impressive $277.39 million.
Rounding out the top Five coming in at number 3 is 'Penguins of Madagascar' taking in another $7.3 million and at number 5 is 'Big Hero 6' with another $6.15 million.
Now we get to the highly acclaimed and perhaps biggest winner of the weekend with the film 'Top Five' bringing in an estimated $7.21 million. Starring and Directed by Chris Rock the film actually did really good numbers considering it only opened up in 979 locations across North America. The film is averaging a per-location $7,365 per frame.
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