According Rentrak estimates Sunday, the second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters.
Both “The Hunger Games” and the “Twilight” films boasted opening weekend gains with their second films, but “Insurgent’s” opening nearly matches that of its predecessor, “Divergent,” which debuted to $54.6 million just last year.
“Cinderella,” meanwhile, fell 49 percent to take second place with $34.5 million.
“The Gunman” did not fare as well. The Sean Penn-led geopolitical thriller opened in fourth place, behind “Run All Night,” with an estimated $5 million.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” rounded out the top five with $4.6 million in its sixth weekend in theaters.