Look How Much Better 'Divergent' Performed Than Other Young Adult Adaptation Opening Weekends

Kirsten Acuna

"Divergent" broke the curse of recent young adult (YA) adaptations bombing at theaters over the weekend.

The film made $56 million opening weekend. While that's not as much as the $65 million analysts were originally predicting, it's a good start for a film based on a best-selling book series.

The last five attempts after 2012's "The Hunger Games" all tanked at theaters.

The Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment picture has two sequels in the works.

The next film, "Insurgent" is planned for a March 2015 release. "Allegiant" is set to debut the year after.

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