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Movie Roundup: ‘Divergent’ Brings in $56M on Opening Weekend, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Trails Far Behind with $16.5M

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'Divergent,' the latest sci-fi movie flick topped the weekend box office on opening weekend. It makes the second best grossing film on opening for the ...

This past weekend, no film came close to beating ‘Divergent’ to the top spot at the weekend box office. It brought in $56 million on its first weekend out, making it the second best grossing film on opening for the year (‘The Lego Movie’ brought in $69 million on its opening weekend).

‘Divergent’ stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Jai Courtney. The film is an adaptation of a young-adult adventure novel where people in the world are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. The character of Tris Prior, played by Woodley, is a Divergent. There is a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, and Tris must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

The film’s opening success calls for the approval of sequels, which are planned for 2015 and 2016.

Also opening up at the weekend box office was ‘Muppets Most Wanted.’ While it took second place at the weekend box office, it trailed far behind on earnings with only $16.5 million. It beat out ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ with $11.7 million for the weekend (gross earnings $81 million). ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ brought in $8.7 million, bringing its gross earnings to $93.8 million.

This week, there are more new flicks to enjoy. Check them out below!

New Movie Releases This Week: March 28, 2014

For those looking for an adventure/drama film:

  • Noah (PG-13) – available in IMAX
    Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson
    Noah (Russell Crowe) is chosen by God to rescue the world from an apocalyptic flood or risk the world from being destroyed.

For those looking for a documentary with drama film:

  • Cesar Chavez (PG-13)
    Cast: Michel Pena, John Malkovich, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Gabriel Mann
    The film is a biography of civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. In the film, Chavez is a husband, a father, and a man committed to helping secure a living wage for farm workers. It is a story of fighting for social justice.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

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