'Insurgent' Aims to Beat 'Divergent' Debut

March 18, 2015 1:20 PM

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'Insurgent' Aims to Beat 'Divergent' Debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Lionsgate is hoping that Shailene Woodley's higher profile and the continued popularity of Veronica Roth's books will bolster revenues for "Insurgent," the sequel to last spring's futuristic adventure "Divergent."

Pre-release tracking suggests that the Lionsgate release will enjoy a modest bump over the $54.6 million debut of its predecessor, with most analysts projecting "Insurgent" will kick off with between $57 million and $60 million when it unspools Friday across 3,875 screens.

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