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Egypt reportedly bans Exodus: Gods and Kings film

Citing historical falsehoods and a pro-Zionist view, Egypt's culture minister reportedly said on Friday that Exodus: Gods and Kings will not be shown in the country, The New York Times reports.

"(Exodus) gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies, and that's why we have decided to ban it," Gaber Asfour was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse.

Morocco has also reportedly banned the film, which stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. Variety reports that the film has already grossed $46 million in the U.S., along with another $62 million in 39 international markets, since its release in mid-December.