In a new interview with Variety, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer predicts that Insurgent should gross between $350 million to $400 million in the worldwide box office!
That would represent an increase of 27% to 40% above the estimated final gross of around $275 million expected for “Divergent,” starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James. “Divergent” opened March 21 and has grossed $266 million.
“Insurgent,” which went into production last week, will open March 20 with Lionsgate splitting “Allegiant” — the last book in Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy — into two films that will open in 2016 and 2017.
Feltheimer said the “Divergent” franchise will be making significant contributions to Lionsgate’s profits into 2018.
It’s great to hear such positive expectations for the Insurgent film! You can read the rest of the article here.