Part two of ‘The Divergent Series’ starts off a bit below projections with an estimated $21.3 million. ‘The Gunman’ looks like the latest R-rated action movie fail while ‘Do You Believe?’ proves that not all faith-based features are blessed at the box office.
Will Smith is back in first place with the romantic caper ‘Focus,’ though with slightly less box office muscle than he was once accustomed to. PG-13 horror pic ‘The Lazarus Effect’ exceeds modest expectations with a second-place finish on Friday.
Universal’s adaptation of the E.L. James novel is still a box office monster, just not a monster with multiple records. Fox’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ on the other hand, has exceeded most expectations.