facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Divergent' tops box office with $56 million

"Divergent" far outpaced the weekend's other major opening, "Muppets Most Wanted."
By Kate Stanton   |   March 23, 2014 at 6:40 PM   |   Comments

March 23 (UPI) -- It doesn't look like we'll see an end to YA film franchises just yet.

Divergent, the first movie adaptation of Veronica Roth's widely successful teen sci-fi trilogy, took in $56 million during its opening weekend, topping the box office despite lukewarm reviews.

The film, which starred Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd, didn't fare as well as comparable YA franchise openers like Twilight ($70 million) and Hunger Games ($153 million). But its $56 million debut will be enough to inspire confidence in its sequels -- Lionsgate has already given Divergent's follow-up, Insurgent, the go-ahead.

Muppets Most Wanted didn't perform to expectations on its opening weekend, pulling in only $16.5 million. The $50 million film starred Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell.

[Entertainment Weekly, LA Times]

Follow @KateStan and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Anna Kendrick targeted in new photo leak Anna Kendrick targeted in new photo leak
2
Gerard Butler cozies up to mystery woman in Malibu Gerard Butler cozies up to mystery woman in Malibu
3
Jennifer Hudson opens up about new toned physique: 'It was a goal' Jennifer Hudson opens up about new toned physique: 'It was a goal'
4
Nick Cannon 'has no part' in Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's divorce Nick Cannon 'has no part' in Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's divorce
5
Justin Bieber getting 'back to work' after 2-year hiatus Justin Bieber getting 'back to work' after 2-year hiatus
Trending News
x
Feedback