Insurgent, as expected, took the top spot at this weekend’s box office, but it’s not all good news for the next entry in the YA series.
Cinderella injected some life into the box office last weekend, but she’ll have to step out of the ballroom and onto the battlefield as she goes up against a dystopian heroine this week.
After the first film’s success, The Divergent Series: Insurgent is bound to top the box office despite middling reviews thanks to a dedicated fanbase for Veronica Roth’s young adult book series. Following the continuing adventures of Tris, Insurgent’s other big competition opening this week is the Sean Penn-starring action film The Gunman and the faith-focused Do You Believe?
Both of those films are likely not to give either Insurgent or Cinderella a run for their money, but they, along with Run All Night, will vie in a close race to fill out the top five. Here’s how the weekend might play out:
Cinderella was the star of this weekend’s ball—if you count the box office as a ball, that is.
The Disney live-action adaptation earned the No. 1 spot with $70.1 million, $59 million more than runner-up Run All Night. Its debut is exactly on par with Maleficent, another live-action Disney film that premiered with $69.4 million in May 2014.
Liam Neeson recently announced that he can see the end of his twilight action hero days on the horizon, and while there have been plenty of missteps during that period, he will be missed as an aging skull-cracker when he finally does hang up his spurs.
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