Our Divergent review makes it clear: You should go see the big screen adaption of this young adult novel ASAP. Go. Go right now!
And then circle March 20, 2015 on your calendar.
Hours after the film opened with an impressive $4.9 million on Thursday night, Lionsgate announced that it's officially moving forward with the second movie, Insurgent.
As if there was ever any doubt, right?
“We’re off to a great start with strong numbers from all regions of the country, urban, suburban and rural alike,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said. “We’re confident that Divergent is on its way to becoming another important franchise for us, and we have just greenlit the second film, Insurgent.”
Assuming the sequel also performs well, a third franchise installment (Allegiant) is slated for March 2016.
Divergent, which stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, expected to earn at least $60 million over its first weekend of release.
Have you seen it? What did you think?