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Spring forward: 'Divergent' sci-fi flick crushes box office opponents, ranks 1st

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Second in 2014 as far as comics adaption movies go but first in sequels for the same genre "300: Rise of an Empire" had only one week at the conquering top box office spot. It still holds ranks within the Top 5 while its three-weeks tenancy in domestic theaters sees the end of March 21 to March 23.

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But its YA Fiction that finds a box office opening not so squalid accompanying the adaptation's dystopian setting.

"Divergent", starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, peaks in ticket-sales estimates at $54.6 million and claims first place over the movie's initial three-day. With the franchise's flagship owning an weekend's accumulative totaling more than 2nd-placed "Muppets Most Wanted", 3rd-placed "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and "300: Rise of an Empire" made altogether over last weekend. the commercial records stamping the final weeks of March alludes to a favorable run for the Lionsgate film.

From a starting point of industry ever, the best listing three-day openers across the monthly-scape of March lands Lionsgate with a pair of all-timers. "Hunger Games" is ensconced into first place above 2010's "Alice in Wonderland". That dystopian setting bearing a large fanbase of actress Jennifer Lawrence's lead Katniss Everdeen has a debut box office of $152.5 million.

"Divergent" grafts into the industry's March leaderboard by foregoing any box office Ides and placing at the eighth ranking.

Meanwhile Walt Disney Pictures brands its own family lightning rod franchise into a bodes well personal best. At $16.5 mil, "Muppets Most Wanted" opens a close second to the $29.2 million set by 2011's "The Muppets". "Muppet Treasure Island" had a premiere three-day of $7.9 million for third place.

Assemblage of this three-day's Top 5 fluctuates a rise and fall of the recently former first-placers, when not ousted exiters from the commercial annointed top listers.

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" takes third while it represents the strenght of family animation this year. A front that "Frozen" continues to carry over from 2013 and climb along the All-Time Worldwide Grosses. Walt Disney Picture's latest animated feature makes it to twelth slating on attainment of breaking the $1. billion barrier. "Frozen" may quickly encroach upon eleventh placing "Toy Story 3".

Due credit engulfs "God's Not Dead". the Pure Flix Entertainment production matched up with "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Divergent" at the March 21 to March 23 starting gate and was able to claim the fifth spot with $8.5 million.

"300: Rise of an Empire" is only weeks away from having "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" joining the 2014 comic book movie laneways. For March 28 to March 30 expect the marketing touted "Noah", positioning A-Lister Russell Crowe playing eponymous lead, to re-shape the Top 5 all the more.

(BoxOfficMojo)

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