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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Joel Edgerton, left, and Dar Salim in a scene from "Exodus: Gods and Kings." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Kerry Brown)
After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.

Make Holiday Memories with The Outlet Collection

Make Holiday Memories with The Outlet Collection
The Outlet Collection has been transformed into a beautiful holiday winter wonderland that will most certainly get you in the holiday spirit and make your holiday shopping more fun and festive. (Image: Joshua Lewis)

Happy holidays!  Do you have your shopping done?  Have you taken your kids to see Santa yet?
STAR 101.5's Jen has the ultimate way for you to shop and see Santa and it’s all at The Outlet Collection in Auburn!

Photos: Starlets shine at Women in Music luncheon

Photos: Starlets shine at Women in Music luncheon
Janice Min, co-president of entertainment group for Guggenheim, left, and Taylor Swift attend the 2014 Billboard Women in Music luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The week's best photos

The week's best photos
Bullfighter Chuck Swisher, top, gets tossed into the air by bull Cajun Smurf while Swisher was protecting Bull rider Trey Benton III during the seventh go-round of the National Finals Rodeo, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Globes snubs: Jolie, Nolan get no love this year

Globes snubs: Jolie, Nolan get no love this year
FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows actress Angelina Jolie at the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file
This year's movie nominations, though, stuck close to expectations, and close to Earth: "Interstellar," Christopher Nolan's high-pedigree, extragalactic space epic, was shut out save a nod for its score.

'Birdman' tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations

'Birdman' tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Michael Keaton, left, and Edward Norton in a scene from "Birdman." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

"Birdman" squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best picture in the comedy or musical category.

Movie producer apologizes for insensitive Jolie remarks

Movie producer apologizes for insensitive Jolie remarks
Angelina Jolie
Scott Rudin, the high-powered producer at the center of the latest embarrassment stemming from the Sony hacking scandal, has apologized for remarks he made in leaked emails.

Joan Rivers' will leaves money for charities

Joan Rivers' will leaves money for charities
FILE - This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers during the 25th International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite, in Cannes, southeastern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Joan Rivers' left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.