‘Insurgent’ Gets Greenlight While ‘Divergent’ On Track to Open at #1

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insurgent-032214It’s not surprise that Divergent is poised to sit atop the weekend box office.

The Shailene Woodley/Theo James starrer debuted to $4.9 million in Thursday night showings and is on track to earn over $50 million. With the early numbers, Lionsgate has greenlit the sequel Insurgent. We’re definitely not surprised.

“We’re off to a great start with strong numbers from all regions of the country, urban, suburban and rural alike,” Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer said in a statement. ”We’re confident that ‘Divergent’ is on its way to becoming another important franchise for us, and we have just greenlit the second film, ‘Insurgent.’”

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Insurgent is set to open March 20, 2015, while the third installment, Allegiant, would debut on March 18, 2016.