The third film based off Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Allegiant, only brought in $66 million domestically. Now Lionsgate appears to be scrambling to find a new way to package the rest of a series that never quite took off.
Allegiant, the third film in the lackluster Divergent series, opened this weekend to little fanfare, especially in comparison to The Hunger Games film franchise, its overwhelmingly popular dystopian forebear. The penultimate installment earned only $29 million this weekend which, in box office terms, is pretty lousy.
Divergent and its sequels don’t make a whole lot of sense—but what they do have is a blend of wish-fulfillment, anarchic WTFery and actual social commentary that amounts to the Platonic ideal of “dystopia as cotton candy.” You will be in a sugar coma at the end of this film, but the sacrifice of your brain may not be…
Insurgent premiered in New York City last night—or sorry, rather: The Divergent Series: Insurgent: Shailene Woodley Vehicle: And Cool Opportunity to Flex Our Colons: You Ain't About This Life—and the stars were out to partay on this occasion of the release of a blockbuster sci-fi film!
Yo, big news: Ansel Elgort is officially 21 years old! Also, he's still talking a lot!
The full trailer for the Divergent follow-up, Insurgent is here, and it has some of my favorite things: female badassery, implausible action sequences, Theo James, and Theo James' jawline.
Even Kim Kardashian knows that teens who have cool Tumblrs are the only ones worth knowing. It's best to take a tip from America's most something celebrity and follow the teens. And what better way to get on the good side of America's bright future than giving them a fantastic and teen appropriate gift? There's no…
Here's the first teaser for Insurgent, the sequel to last winter's dystopic underwhelmer Divergent. In the trailer, we see our heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her Aaron Carter haircut chase her mother around a crumbling and Inception-like Chicago. (Divergent spoilers to follow.)
Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.
Looks like Hollywood has found its newest YA franchise, though it didn't hit the $70 million expectation. Compared to the $70 million dollar opening for Twilight in 2008, and the $153 million dollar opening (these numbers are insane to me) for The Hunger Games in 2012, Divergent's opening seems modest. Still,…
Shailene Woodley, star of Divergent, isn't shying away from comparisons to the OTHER young adult book-to-movie star, Jennifer Lawrence. Instead, she's tackling the obvious head on and explaining how she reached out to the galaxy's Queen of Movie Promotion for advice.
Do a happy dance makeup-obsessed Divergent fans (or Divergent-obsessed makeup fans)! There's a new makeup line, courtesy of Sephora for those of you who believe buying movie-themed makeup is a vitally important thing to do.
The latest film-based-on-a-YA-novel Divergent premiered last night in Los Angeles, and elegant woodsprite Shailene Woodley was there with all of her merry forest friends.
Veronica Mars was a teen sleuth whose superpower was storytelling. She was adroit at making up clever lies and crafting fake identities, but it was always in the service of piecing together the truth — which was another story she constructed. Now she's starring in a big crowd-funded movie, which turns out to be about…
Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming movie Divergent was recently asked the kind of question you only get asked when you're the face of a YA franchise that's poised to be the Next Big Thing in the Universe.
Here's the final theatrical trailer for Divergent, the sexy, action-packed, teen romp that follows young Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as she fights for her survival (and looooove) in future/post-apocalyptic Chicago.
Yes, Four looks about 30 years old here and yes, Shailene Woodley is perhaps too pretty to play a character constantly described as homely but whatever: this movie is going to be damn hot and Lionsgate wants to make sure horny
grown women teens everywhere should get the memo.
I haven't read Divergent, the best selling YA novel by Veronica Roth (who is only 25 YEARS OLD), but I'm starting to think I should. It hits all of marks of what makes a good book: it takes place in a dystopian future, it's written for teenagers and it's been made it into a movie, which means that you never actually…