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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

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Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings

Details Release Date: Dec 12, 2014; Rated: PG-13; Length: 150 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Indira Varma, Ben Kingsley and Aaron Paul...; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

''He's one of the most fascinating characters I've ever studied,'' says Christian Bale of Moses, the Old Testament prophet he plays in Exodus: Gods and Kings. ''All of his trials, his troubled life and his doubts, his rages and his extremes.'' Exodus aims to present a more rounded portrait of the man many know only from Sunday school. That process began with director Ridley Scott. ''As a filmmaker I'm always attracted by who the central character is and what they face,'' says Scott, who calls Moses' life one of the greatest adventures and spiritual experiences of all time. ''I was knocked out by who he was...and the actual basics of the story.'' Scott also knew that Bale, with whom he was friendly but had never worked, would be perfect for the role. Says the director, ''I wanted to save something special for him.''
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Aug 29, 2014 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Dec 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $24.5 1 $24.5 B
2. $13.2 4 $277.4 B-
3. $7.3 3 $58.8 C-
4.
Top Five
Paramount
$7.2 1 $7.2 A-
5.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.1 6 $185.3 B+
6.
Interstellar
Paramount
$5.5 6 $166.8 B-
7.
Horrible Bosses 2
Warner Bros.
$4.6 3 $43.6 B-
8.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$2.8 5 $82.1 C-
9. $2.5 6 $17.1 B+
10.
Wild
Fox
$1.5 2 $2.4 A-
* in millions

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