We are just few months away from the second to last film in the Divergent series and now the studio has decided to axe the good old Part 1 and Part 2 in the titles.
After an okay run at the box office, Insurgent’s sequels will be called The Divergent Series: Allegiant and the fourth and final one — Ascendant. As expected, both films will follow Veronica Roth’s bestseller novel Allegiant. What’s more, the films have new taglines:
The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Break the boundaries of your world
The Divergent Series: Ascendant — The end is never what you expect
Out of nowhere, MTV News was the website which broke the news about the young adult series. Strategically, dropping the Part 1 and Part 2 from the title is a great move. If what the creators of the adaptations do their job right, which is debatable after Insurgent, we might get to see a better version the book with the expanded world.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant hits theaters on March 18, 2016.
What do you think about this title change? Was it a good idea? Are you excited about Allegiant?
The second movie in The Divergent series of films was in the top spot at the box office this past weekend. The Divergent Series: Insurgent brought in an estimated $54 million over the weekend. That is really close to what the first film opened up with.
The film’s audience was 60% female, slightly more than the first movie which was 59%. The movie also earned an “A-” rating from CinemaScore.
The comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service inched towards $300 million globally. The film earned an estimated $4.6 million in its sixth week. The film has earned $114.57 million at the domestic box office. Right now it has earned $295.2 million globally, and has yet to open in China.
Big Hero 6 still continued to earn after twenty weeks in theaters and brought in $175,000 this past weekend. It has earned $221.97 million at the domestic box office and $644.8 million globally.
The popular book Divergent came to the screen this past weekend, launching the latest YA novel to movie adaptation. The movie did well, opening up in first place and a $56 million opening. It’s reported that the audience was heavy female, with their making up 69% of the audience.
For this week’s Facebook Fandom, I decided to see how that percentage compares to the Facebook likes for the series. For this, I broke down the various terms, grouped them together, and also added in the two stars of the film.
Overall, these stats show 78.72% female, with fans of the film and book skewering a bit higher. 50% of the audience had read the book, and without seeing how that broke down, it’d be hard to determine differences for these stats. It’s possible some of those men were there as dates, so skewed the percentage a bit.
Below are the raw stats and percentages.