Exodus: Gods and Kings tops box office but still disappoints


The controversial Ridley Scott movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, is now out in theaters, and it became the number one box office film over the weekend. However, the amount it made isn’t epic, since it only grossed a measly $24 million.

The numbers are pretty low for Scott, and it’s also low for a movie based on the Bible. The last big Bible movie was Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, which grossed $40 million for its opening weekend. Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ opened at $83 million.

So what’s the reasoning behind the low numbers? Could it be that Christians and Jewish people weren’t interested in watching a film that deviated from the source material? Perhaps the film featuring white actors as Egyptians didn’t fly right with the movie audience? Or maybe, the film just wasn’t that great?

Via Box Office Mojo

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