Divergent Tops The Box-Office With $56M

The film adaptation of “Divergent,” the first novel in Veronica Roth’s best-selling young-adult adventure novel series, topped the U.S. box-office this weekend with an estimated $56 million.

That’s right in-line with expectations, and the second-best opening of the year behind “The LEGO Movie” last month. Runner-up was Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” with an underwhelming $16.5 million, and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” in third with $11.7 million.

Meanwhile the independent faith-based movie “God’s Not Dead” surprised with a fourth place raking and nearly $9 million from 780 screens.

Wes Anderson’s ensemble comedy “Grand Budapest Hotel” brought in $6.5 million and its $21,535 per-screen average is easily the best of any film in release.