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‘Allegiant’ is Worst Opening Ever for ‘Divergent’ Franchise

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Allegiant suffers a blow as the has a disappointing box office debut.

The Atlanta filmed Allegiant, the third of four sci-fi movies in Lionsgate's The Divergent Series, earned a little over $30 million during the opening weekend. That is well under the debut's of 2014's Divergent ($54.6 million) and last year's “” ($52.2 million). The original film took in $22.7 million on its first Friday, the sequel $21.1 million while, Allegiant only earned $11.9 million on Friday.

Allegiant Box Office

According to The Wrap, bad and fatigue with both the young adult genre and the franchise are affecting Allegiant,  of two movies based on the final book in the Divergent trilogy by . Audiences gave the movie a “B” CinemaScore. That's better than the critics, who have it at a dismal 10 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes.

Allegiant stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, , Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz,  Q, Ray Stevenson, Daniel Dae Kim, Bill Skarsgård, Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts. series. The dystopian fantasy adventure is directed by  Robert Schwentke and was produced by Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick and made for a reported $110 million.

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. 

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