It’s not uncommon for film series to decline in box office receipts as time goes on, but Divergent didn’t have a big enough financial gain to afford any declines for the later films. 2014’s Divergent opened with just $54.6 million while 2015’s Insurgent opened to $52.3 million. In comparison, the third and most recent film in the series, Allegiant, opened to $29 million this March.
Overall, the films’ box office receipts beyond opening weekends weren’t much better. Divergent earned $150.9 million, Insurgent pulled in $130.2 million and Allegiant has so far garnered $66.2 million.
The series draws inevitable comparisons to The Hunger Games, another young-adult novel-based film series featuring a strong female lead. Unfortunately, these comparisons only make Divergent look worse.
Though The Hunger Games‘ box office receipts also declined, they only went from $408 million to $281.7 million over the course of four films. There was even an uptick for the second movie in the series, which earned $424.7 million.
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