The biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring
The film, directed by
"Exodus" cost about $140 million to make. It will look to overseas for much of its box office power, having opened last weekend in 10 countries, including South Korea, Mexico and Spain, taking in $23.1 million. Reviews have generally been mixed-to-negative, evidenced by a 27% positive ratings on the website Rotten Tomatoes.
Meanwhile, the much-lauded
Rock's film was acquired by
For comparison, Lionsgate's African American-focused drama "Addicted" nabbed $164,000 on its Thursday launch in October, on its way to $7.5 million through its opening weekend.