It would seem as if Divergent came out swinging this week, as the young adult film from both Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment dominated the Box Office, earning the top spot this weekend.
The film brought in $54.6 million this weekend. While this is certainly not as high as the $69.6 million that was brought in by the likes of Twilight, that amount is certainly nothing to knock. The film is based off of the young adult novel of the same name by author Veronica Roth.
The opening certainly gives some justification to the 2 sequels that the studio already has in the works. Insurgent is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2015 and Allegiant is scheduled for March 18, 2016.
Coming in second this week is the debut of the highly anticipated sequel to The Muppets entitled, Muppets Most Wanted. The adventures of Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang brought in $17 million this weekend. This fell way short of the $29.2 million The Muppets made on their opening weekend.
On the bright side, the haul was big enough to earn them the second place spot this weekend.
In third this week is last week’s number one film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The film brought in $11.8 million, bringing the film’s three week domestic total to $81.1 million. Mr. Peabody & Sherman has performed slightly better in the foreign box office. When you tack on the $102.2 million the film has earned in the foreign market, it has earned $183.3 million worldwide.
Coming in fourth this week is the debut of the film God’s Not Dead. The film, which is about a college student who has his faith tested by a college professor who does not believe that God exists, brought in $9.2 million over the weekend.
Rounding out the Top 5 this week is the epic 300: Rise of an Empire. The film brought in $8.5 million, which brings the film’s three week domestic haul to $93.6 million. Domestically, the film is still shy of their production budget; however, the film has been performing significantly better in the foreign Box Office. When you add on the $195.4 million Rise of an Empire has pulled in the foreign Box Office, the film has earned $289 million worldwide.
Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
|1||Divergent||$54.6 million||$54.6 million||1|
|2||Muppets Most Wanted||$17 million||$17 million||1|
|3||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||$11.8 million||$81.1 million||3|
|4||God’s Not Dead||$9.2 million||$9.2 million||1|
|5||300: Rise of an Empire||$8.5 million||$93.6 million||3|
|6||Need for Speed||$7.9 million||$30.6 million||2|
|7||The Grand Budapest Hotel||$6.8 million||$12.9 million||3|
|8||Non-Stop||$6.4 million||$78.7 million||4|
|9||The LEGO Movie||$4.1 million||$243.4 million||7|
|10||Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club||$3.1 million||$12.9 million||2|