Allegiant Has Lowest Opening of Divergent Franchise

The Divergent Series: Allegiant failed to topple Zootopia at the North American box office this weekend.

The penultimate film in the YA sci-fi series debuted in second place with an estimated $29.1 million.

That’s the lowest opening weekend of the Divergent franchise, well behind the first film’s $54.6 million and sequel Insurgent’s $52.3 million.

Allegiant made an additional $53.4 million overseas for a global total of roughly $82.5 million.

Variety points out the “Divergent films carry budgets of around $110 million with foreign pre-sales reducing (Lionsgate’s) risk.”

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