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‘Insurgent’ easily bests competitors to take weekend box office


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The Lionsgate action adventure Insurgent made easy work of the rest of the field to easily top this weekend’s box office.

With an opening weekend of $54 million, the latest film in the Divergent series had no trouble besting its nearest competitor, Cinderella, which took in roughly half of last week’s draw at $34 million. Though not quite as strong of a showing as its predecessor, Insurgent has a great chance of holding on next week if the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart buddy comedy, Get Hard, bombs. Taking the third spot this week is the Liam Neeson action flick Run All Night, which pulled in another $5.1 million. Perhaps suffering from backlash from his ill-advised “green card” quip at this year’s Oscars, Sean Penn’s The Gunman was a bust, opening at a paltry $5 million. Rounding out the top five was Kingsman: The Secret Service adding another $4.6 million to its total..

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. The Divergent Series: Insurgent – $54M

2. Cinderella  – $34M

3. Run All Night  – $5.1M

4. The Gunman – $5M

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service$4.6M

6. Do You Believe? – $4M

7. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$3.4M

8. Focus$3.3M

9. Chappie – $2.6M

10. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water  – $2.3M

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