Long Range Forecast: 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent'

Featured Stories - on January 23, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Co. return for the second installment of the Divergent franchise in this March's Insurgent. Will the property bring on new fans or will it be compared to The Hunger Games in an unfavorable way? BoxOffice takes a closer look at Insurgent's commercial prospects.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent
(Lionsgate)

PROS:

- The first film earned a solid $288.7 million globally. That's a good base to build on. 
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The books are still wildly popular.
- Woodley's drawing power is likely to have increased after the success of The Fault In Our Stars.

CONS:

- Cinderella opens a week before Insurgent and it's bound to steal away a lot of female moviegoers.
- People who haven't read the books are still quick to call the franchise a Hunger Games rip-off.

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below. 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Gunman Mar 20, 2015 Open Road
$8,500,000 $25,000,000
The Divergent Series: Insurgent Mar 20, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$53,000,000 $139,000,000
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Mar 13, 2015 Paramount
$15,000,000 $29,000,000
Cinderella (2015) Mar 13, 2015 Disney
$66,000,000 $205,000,000
Run All Night Mar 13, 2015 Warner Bros.
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
Unfinished Business Mar 6, 2015 Fox
$16,000,000 $48,000,000
Chappie Mar 6, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
The Coup Mar 6, 2015 Weinstein Company
$7,000,000 $19,000,000
The Lazarus Effect Feb 27, 2015 Relativity Media
$9,000,000 $21,000,000
Focus (2015) Feb 27, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $61,000,000
McFarland, USA Feb 20, 2015 Disney
$12,000,000 $37,000,000
The DUFF Feb 20, 2015 Lionsgate / CBS Films
$6,000,000 $15,000,000
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Feb 20, 2015 Paramount
$11,000,000 $28,000,000
Kingsman: The Secret Service Feb 13, 2015 Fox
$27,000,000** $68,000,000
Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13, 2015 Universal / Focus
$61,000,000** $148,000,000
Jupiter Ascending Feb 6, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $53,000,000
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6, 2015 Paramount
$31,000,000 $105,000,000
Seventh Son Feb 6, 2015 Universal
$8,000,000 $19,000,000
Black or White Jan 30, 2015 Relativity Media
$4,000,000 $11,000,000
The Loft Jan 30, 2015 Open Road
$3,500,000 $7,000,000
Project Almanac Jan 30, 2015 Paramount
$19,000,000 $46,000,000

**4-day weekend

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 

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