Exodus: Gods and Kings

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 has finally been dethroned at the box office, as Exodus: Gods and Kings opens at #1.

The biblical epic easily topped the box office with $24.5 million debut. The film is about the defiant leader Moses, who rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

The weekend’s other wide release is Chris Rock’s Top Five, opening at #4 with $7.2 million.

Mockingjay fell to #2 with $13.2 million this weekend, taking its domestic haul to $277.3 million, while Penguins of Madagascar lands at #3 with $7.3 million, and Big Hero 6 closes out the top 5 with $6.1 million.

That’s a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of the 2014 Annie reboot, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1. “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” $24.5 million ($18.8 million international).
2. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” $13.2 million ($16 million international).
3. “Penguins of Madagascar,” $7.3 million ($14.7 million international).
4. “Top Five,” $7.2 million.
5. “Big Hero 6,” $6.1 million ($3.9 million international).
6. “Interstellar,”$5.5 million ($11.4 million international).
7. “Horrible Bosses 2,” $4.6 million ($5.9 million international).
8. “Dumb and Dumber To,” $2.8 million ($2.2 million international).
9. “The Theory of Everything,” $2.5 million ($1.8 million international).
10. “Wild,” $1.6 million.