'Insurgent' set to smash 'Cinderella's' pumpkin and banish 'Hunger Games lite’ rap at box office ball

March 19, 2015 8:35 PM

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The “Divergent” movie franchise has fought the perception that it was the kid sister of “The Hunger Games” since its launch last year, but Lionsgate’s young adult series may be growing up.

Shailene Woodley’s sci-fi sequel “Insurgent,” the second film in the series, is going to push around Disney’s “Cinderella” and open at No. 1 at the box office this weekend, analysts say. Tbey project some big girl numbers too — possibly $60 million — over the three days.

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