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'Divergent' trumps 'Muppets' at box office

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 00:57

March 23 - Dystopian thriller ''Divergent'' takes the box office number one spot this weekend, ahead family comedy ''Muppets Most Wanted.'' Gavino Garay reports.

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Dystopian thriller "Divergent" dominated this weekend's box office charts, bringing in $56 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales. It's about a society that is divided by personality traits. The movie reportedly cost some $85 million to produce. Meanwhile, the family comedy "Muppets Most Wanted," a sequel to the 2011 "Muppets" movie came in second, according to studio estimates, with $16.5 million. It stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell. And the movie has received positive reviews. Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "the pacing is spot-on, and Fey's Russian guard and Ty Burrell's Interpol agent are wonderful human additions to this comedic romp." And third at box office was the animated movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," which nabbed $11.7 million.

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'Divergent' trumps 'Muppets' at box office

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 00:57