NORTH AMERICA: Early Friday Report: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Pacing for $9M Friday / $25M Weekend; ‘Top Five’ Eyes $2.5M/$7M

Friday Update #1: Sources report (early) that Exodus: Gods and Kings is pacing for an opening day figure around $9 million. If that holds, the Ridley Scott Biblical epic will likely net around $25-26 million this weekend.

Sources also report that Top Five could land around $2.5 million on Friday, possibly more. Based on that trajectory, look for the Chris Rock pic to bow around $7 million for the weekend.

Thursday Gross Report: Sources report that Exodus: Gods and Kings took in an estimated $1.2 million from 2,500 locations on Thursday night.

That gross is slightly behind Noah‘s $1.6 million Thursday bow earlier this year, a pic which went on to earn a $43.7 million opening weekend. It is, however, in line with Son of God‘s $1.2 million ($25.6 million opening weekend).

Meanwhile, Top Five brought in $191,324 from 800 locations last night. The ensemble film led by Chris Rock has earned strong reviews and is hoping to expand its audience in the days ahead via word of mouth.

More as it comes.