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March 22, 2015

Box Office: ‘Insurgent’ Opens With $54 Million

The Divergent Series: Insurgent has finished with an estimated $54 million in it’s opening weekend at the box office.  It was enough to secure the number one spot, and bumped last week’s champ Cinderella to number two.  Although Insurgent finished number one, it fell short of the $54.6 million its predecessor finished with a year ago.  These are not great numbers with the amount of publicity and marketing the film has received.  Its core fans rushed to the box office opening weekend, but expect a substantial dropoff next weekend.

So after Cinderella’s huge $67.9 million debut, the film fell roughly 49 percent, finishing the weekend with $34.5 million.  To date, the film has made an estimated $122 million so far at the box office.

The Liam Neeson vehicle Run All Night finished its second weekend with an estimated $5.12 million, down 54 percent from last weekends debut.  Not great numbers by any means, with only $19.7 million in its ten days at the box office.

Doing his best Liam Neeson impersonation, Sean Penn’s The Gunman completely misfired, earning only $5 million.  Despite a great cast, The Gunman has received negative reviews and a utter lack of interest from the general public.

Rounding out the top five, Kingsman: The Secret Service finished with around $4.6 million, and has grossed a respectable $114.6 million since its release.

Here’s the full top-ten weekend box office estimates:

1. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $54 million

2. Cinderella $34.5 million

3. Run All Night $5.1 million

4. The Gunman $5 million

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service $4.6 million

6. Do You Believe? $4 million

7. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $3.5 million

8. Focus $3.3 million

9. Chappie $2.7 million

10. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $2.4 million

About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.



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