Weekend Box Office: INSURGENT Tops, GUNMAN Bombs

The Divergent sequel, Insurgent opened in first place this weekend with an estimated $54 million, which is $600,000 shy of the first installment’s opening, but it was better than the $49 million that was forecast at this time yesterday.

Despite the film earned a 32% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it took in an additional $47 million for a $101 million worldwide opening. Insurgent isn’t that bad, the folks over at Rotten Tomatoes are obviously overreacting.

Meanwhile, the other big debut, Sean Penn‘s latest The Gunman, bombed, bringing in just $5 million from 2,816 locations. The flick looked boring anyway.

Disney’s live action Cinderella, only dropped 49% in its second weekend for $34.5 million and took second place. It was surprisingly a really good movie.

Liam Neeson’s action film Run All Night remained slightly ahead The Gunman to take third place with $5.1 million.

Kingsman: The Secret Service rounded out the top five with $4.6 million and $114.6 million grossed domestically. Holy sh!t, Kingsman can’t be stopped.

The star-studded Christian drama Do You Believe? banked just $4 million from 1,320 theaters, less than half the opening of God’s Not Dead. Check out the Rentrak top-ten list:


Radius will release David Robert MItchell’s horror film It Follows in over 1,000 theaters next weekend. Next weekend also sees wide release of DreamWorks Animation’s Home and the Will Farrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard.