“Divergent” had a banner Saturday to go with a healthy Friday, and should come close to $56 million by midnight tonight (Sunday.).
The weekend’s biggest surprise might be “God’s Not Dead,” another indie Christian studio (FREE) release that opened mostly in the South, features “Duck Dynasty” appearances, and looks to pull in $8 million. That’s almost as much as Tyler Perry’s last movie.
“Muppets Most Wanted” had a weaker Saturday than expected and will be lucky to make it to $18 million for Disney. It’s a pity, but the disconnect between today’s kids and those puppets is huge.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” did another $6-7, and is in the top ten, still. “Veronica Mars” isn’t. Both expanded their release this weekend, “Mars” is now up to $2.7 million, according to deadline.com. Hardly worth releasing it into theaters.