Divergent pulls in $56 million

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .


milestellerEveryone knew “Divergent” would be No. 1 at the box office. The only question was:  How much would it make its first weekend?.
And the answer is roughly $56 million, although the Muppets and Mr. Peabody and Sherman kept families entertained and “God’s Not Dead” (not previewed in Pittsburgh) opened at 780 locations and pulled in nearly $8.6 million. 
The preview for “God’s Not Dead” was among the trailers before the showing of “Son of God” I saw one Saturday morning at AMC-Loews at the Waterfront. It looked as if the message might be better than the movie but I haven’t watched the movie.  
Here are the top 100 courtesy of Rentrak: 
1. “Divergent” —  $56,000,000.
2. “Muppets Most Wanted” — $16,514,000.
3. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” — $11,700,000, bringing its total to $81,002,384.
4. “300: Rise Of An Empire” — $8,665,000, for $93,753,119 since release. 
5. “God’s Not Dead” — $8,563,512.
6. “Need For Speed” — $7,781,000, or $30,404,000 so far. 
7. “Grand Budapest Hotel” — $7,000,000 (playing on only 304 screens), bumping its total to $13,210,519.
8. “Non-Stop” — $6,346,475, or $78,621,205 to date. 
9. “The Lego Movie” — $4,115,000, for a robust $243,351,674 since its Feb. 7 arrival.
10. “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club” — $3,100,000, for $12,910,024 since release. 
Photos:  Shailene Woodley and Theo James climb an abandoned Ferris wheel in upper photo and Miles Teller steps into the ring in "Divergent."  


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