The Atlanta filmed Allegiant
movie debuts with $29 million as Disney's Zootopia
smashes the competition winning the third weekend in a row with $38 million.
topped the domestic box office beating Allegiant: The Divergent Series
and the faith based movie Miracles From Heaven.
The critically acclaimed Disney Animation blockbuster earned a total of $201 million in the process bringing the total for the animated story of prejudice and stereotyping to $692 million.
Box Office: Allegiant
Atlanta filmed “Allegiant,”
the third of four films in Lionsgate’s teen sci-fi series “The Divergent Series,” came in second with roughly $29 million falling short of the debuts of 2014’s “Divergent”
($54 million) and last year’s “Insurgent”
Box Office: Miracles From Heaven
The second movie to film in Atlanta and get released in the box office this year was Sony's Miracles From Heaven.
Earning $18.5 million and falling in third place. However, great reviews and next weekend's Easter holiday should definitely see an increase in the movie's box office earnings. There is also a marketing campaign targeting church groups and an outreach to the Hispanic community by casting co-star Eugenio Derbez.
According to TheWrap, Lionsgate
is currently looking for Jennifer Lawrence's replacement as the company is focused on creating blockbuster young adult franchise movies. It is important to keep in mind that the studio was also behind Twilight.
The first two movies in The Divergent Series
have earned $610 million and the finale Ascendant
will come out in June next year. Allegiant
this weekend added $22 million from across the world, lifting the international total to $53 million and the global earnings to $82 million.
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