Lionsgate's 'Insurgent' Leads the Weekend Box Office


LOS ANGELES - "Insurgent," Lionsgate's "Divergent" sequel, led the weekend domestic box office with $54.6 million, topping fellow action film "Gunman," starring Sean Penn which came in at a meager $5 million and fourth place.

"Divergent," starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James, scored $101 million globally. Like its predecessor, the story continues to center on Tris, played by Woodley, who is a young woman who doesn't fit in with the futuristic society that divides people into factions.

Disney's "Cinderella" came in second place with $34.5 million or about 50 percent less than its opening weekend last week. Altogether the fairy tale reboot has garnered $253.1 million globally. "Cinderella," which cost $95 million to make, stars Lily James in the title role, along with Cate Blanchett as the stepmother, Richard Madden as The Prince and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.

The action-thriller "Run All Night," starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris came in third with $5.1 million, followed by "Gunman," with $5 million. Capping the top five box office movies was the action-adventure "Kingsman: The Secret Service," starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, garnering $4.6 million.

The rest were "Do You Believe?" in sixth place at $4. million, "The Second Best Marigold Hotel," in seventh, with $3.4 million; "Focus," in eighth, with $3.3 million; "Chappie," in ninth place with $2.6 million; "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," in 10th place with $2.3 million.

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