Box office: Exodus: Gods and Kings slips some more, but is now the third-highest-grossing Bible movie worldwide

Box office: Exodus: Gods and Kings slips some more, but is now the third-highest-grossing Bible movie worldwide January 11, 2015

exodus-DF-02915_2917RExodus: Gods and Kings continued to fall down the charts in its fifth week at the North American box office.

Ridley Scott’s Moses movie earned just $1.1 million this week, which represents a drop of 71.2% since last week. That was easily the steepest slide in the Top 20, and the film’s per-screen average of $963 was also the lowest in the Top 20 this week.

Exodus has seen its audience shrink every week since its underwhelming debut last month — even over the holidays, when most films get a box-office boost. Despite opening at #1 less than a month ago, this week it landed at #18.

The film’s domestic total now stands at $63.7 million, and it has earned another $167.1 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $230.8 million.

That makes it the third-highest-grossing Bible movie of the past few decades both overseas and worldwide, behind The Passion of the Christ and Noah; in North America, it is also behind the animated Moses movie The Prince of Egypt.

Here is how the film ranks in the filmographies of its director and two co-stars:

Of the 22 films Ridley Scott has directed, Exodus ranks 8th in North America …

  • 2000 — $187.7 million — Gladiator
  • 2001 — $165.1 million — Hannibal
  • 2007 — $130.2 million — American Gangster
  • 2012 — $126.5 million — Prometheus
  • 2001 — $108.6 million — Black Hawk Down
  • 2010 — $105.3 million — Robin Hood
  • 1979 — $80.9 million — Alien
  • 2014 — $63.7 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 1997 — $48.2 million — G.I. Jane
  • 2005 — $47.4 million — Kingdom of Heaven

… 5th overseas, where it just passed Kingdom of Heaven

  • 2012 — $276.9 million — Prometheus
  • 2000 — $269.9 million — Gladiator
  • 2010 — $216.4 million — Robin Hood
  • 2001 — $186.6 million — Hannibal
  • 2014 — $167.1 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 2005 — $164.3 million — Kingdom of Heaven
  • 2007 — $136.3 million — American Gangster
  • 1989 — $88.0 million — Black Rain
  • 2008 — $75.7 million — Body of Lies
  • 2001 — $64.4 million — Black Hawk Down

… and 6th worldwide, where it also just passed Kingdom of Heaven:

  • 2000 — $457.6 million — Gladiator
  • 2012 — $403.4 million — Prometheus
  • 2001 — $351.7 million — Hannibal
  • 2010 — $321.7 million — Robin Hood
  • 2007 — $266.5 million — American Gangster
  • 2014 — $230.8 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 2005 — $211.7 million — Kingdom of Heaven
  • 2001 — $173.0 million — Black Hawk Down
  • 1989 — $134.2 million — Black Rain
  • 2008 — $115.1 million — Body of Lies

Of the 36 films starring Christian Bale, Exodus ranks 10th in North America …

  • 2008 — $534.9 million — The Dark Knight
  • 2012 — $448.1 million — The Dark Knight Rises
  • 2005 — $206.9 million — Batman Begins
  • 2013 — $150.1 million — American Hustle
  • 1995 — $141.6 million — Pocahontas
  • 2009 — $125.3 million — Terminator Salvation
  • 2009 — $97.1 million — Public Enemies
  • 2010 — $93.6 million — The Fighter
  • 2000 — $70.3 million — Shaft
  • 2014 — $63.7 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings

… 6th overseas (not counting Howl’s Moving Castle, an animated film that originated overseas and did not feature his voice in most overseas territories) …

  • 2012 — $636.3 million — The Dark Knight Rises
  • 2008 — $469.7 million — The Dark Knight
  • 2009 — $246.0 million — Terminator Salvation
  • 1995 — $204.5 million — Pocahontas
  • 2005 — $167.4 million — Batman Begins
  • 2014 — $167.1 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 2009 — $117.0 million — Public Enemies
  • 2013 — $101.1 million — American Hustle
  • 2006 — $56.6 million — The Prestige
  • 2002 — $39.1 million — Reign of Fire

… and 7th worldwide (again, not counting Howl’s Moving Castle):

  • 2012 — $1,084.4 million — The Dark Knight Rises
  • 2008 — $1,003.0 million — The Dark Knight
  • 2005 — $372.7 million — Batman Begins
  • 2009 — $371.4 million — Terminator Salvation
  • 1995 — $346.1 million — Pocahontas
  • 2013 — $251.2 million — American Hustle
  • 2014 — $230.8 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 2009 — $214.1 million — Public Enemies
  • 2010 — $129.2 million — The Fighter
  • 2006 — $109.7 million — The Prestige

And of the 30 films starring Joel Edgerton, Exodus ranks 5th in North America …

  • 2005 — $380.3 million — Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • 2002 — $310.7 million — Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • 2013 — $144.8 million — The Great Gatsby
  • 2012 — $95.7 million — Zero Dark Thirty
  • 2014 — $63.7 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 2010 — $55.7 million — Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • 2004 — $51.9 million — King Arthur
  • 2012 — $51.9 million — The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • 2007 — $35.8 million — Smokin’ Aces
  • 2011 — $13.7 million — Warrior

… 4th overseas, where it just passed King Arthur

  • 2005 — $468.5 million — Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • 2002 — $338.7 million — Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • 2013 — $206.2 million — The Great Gatsby
  • 2014 — $167.1 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 2004 — $151.7 million — King Arthur
  • 2010 — $84.4 million — Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • 2012 — $37.1 million — Zero Dark Thirty
  • 2007 — $21.3 million — Smokin’ Aces
  • 2011 — $9.4 million — Warrior
  • 2006 — $8.1 million — Kinky Boots

… and 4th worldwide, where it also just passed King Arthur:

  • 2005 — $848.8 million — Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • 2002 — $649.4 million — Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • 2013 — $351.0 million — The Great Gatsby
  • 2014 — $230.8 million — Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • 2004 — $203.6 million — King Arthur
  • 2010 — $140.1 million — Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • 2012 — $132.8 million — Zero Dark Thirty
  • 2007 — $57.1 million — Smokin’ Aces
  • 2012 — $55.3 million — The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • 2011 — $23.1 million — Warrior

I will probably update these lists for another week or two as well. Stay tuned!

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