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“Divergent” beats out “Muppets” with a solid opening weekend

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In a relatively slow weekend at the box office, there were three movies that were able to premiere in the top five.

The biggest movie to come out this weekend is Divergent and it opened to an estimated $56 million. The movie was able to get a 40% approval by the critics on Rotten Tomatoes but a solid 81% from the fans. While the movie didn’t premiere as high as The Hunger Games or any Twilight movie has done, it has premiered better then other Young Adult Fiction adaptations of late. Considering the next two movies have been green lit, it’s likely that this movie will hit it’s target at the box office (somewhere around $200 million total box office).

The Muppets: Most Wanted was the other big movie to premiere this weekend, but premiered with a disappointing box office. The movie was only able to bring in an estimated $16.5 million despite getting a 77% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. What’s going to help this movie is that it’s the only family-friendly movie coming out for a little while, so it should do ok at the box office.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman drops down in the box office bringing in an estimated $11.7 million. The movie has gotten good reviews, but still hasn’t gotten the numbers as was expected.

For the rest of the box office, 300: Rise of an Empire took in an estimated $8.6 million and new movie God’s Not Dead premiered with an estimated $8.5 million.

For the complete list of the box office, you can go here.

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