Ridley Scott’s latest film, Exodus: Gods and Kings won at the box office this weekend, Box Office Mojo reports.
The controversial Biblical epic raked in $24 million. Starring Christian Bale, the film is an interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Book of Exodus.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 continues to be on fire. Dropping down to second, it still made a solid showing with $13.2 million.
In Mockingjay Pt. 1, Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen and finds herself in District 13 after she destroys the games. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
The dystopian saga had the largest weekend debut of the year.
Penguins of Madagascar ($7.3 million), Top Five ($7.2 million) and Big Hero 6 ($6.1 million) round out the top five at the U.S. weekend box office.