VARIETY – “Insurgent” edged past “Cinderella” at the foreign box office to capture first place on the overseas charts with $47 million.
However, the princess story still managed to put up impressive numbers, picking up $41.1 million over the weekend and pushing “Cinderella” to $253.1 million globally. Among notable openings, “Cinderella” bowed to $2.5 million in South Korea, debuted to $1.2 million in Argentina and premiered to $900,000 in Colombia.
In China, “Cinderella” has made $52.4 million in two weeks, making it the second-largest Disney live-action release behind only “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
Domestically, “Insurgent” opened to $54 million, missing estimates that had it debuting to between $57 million and $60 million. The positive news for Lionsgate, the studio behind the futuristic adventure, is that its foreign numbers are topping those of its predecessor “Divergent,” outpacing the earlier film by more than 30%.
DreamWorks Animation got a jump start on its stateside rollout of “Home,” debuting the alien adventure to $19.2 million in nine markets, including the United Kingdom where it earned $9.3 million to become the studio’s biggest opening in the country. It also had strong openings in Russia with $4.2 million, Spain with $2.4 million and Australia with $2.3 million.
The company could use a hit after the failures of “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” and “Penguins of Madagascar” led to costly write downs and pledges to rein in spending. “Home” touches down in the U.S. on March 27.
In China, “Taken 3? picked up $18 million, bringing its global total to $312.9 million and capturing fourth place on the foreign charts. Fifth place was nabbed by the human trafficking drama “Lost and Love,” which earned the bulk of its $16.2 million haul in China.
Month: March 2015
I’ve uploaded additional stills of Shailene’s upcoming role in Insurgent to the gallery. Enjoy!
I’ve added some beautiful photos from Shailene’s upcoming cover feature in NYLON to the gallery. Love the styling for her here!
Another cover for Shailene! This time she’s featured as the cover girl for the April issue of NYLON–her first time covering the magazine. The issue hits newsstands sale March 31, so be sure to check back for further coverage.
On her career path: “Two years ago it was very easy for me to understand and also emotionally tell the story of a 16-year-old, and now, I feel like I could not tell that story as truthfully because I just can’t empathize with it. I’m not there on an emotional level anymore.”
On playing Tris in the Divergent series: “Tris was not born a superhero, but what I love about her is that you can watch her progression into a strong young woman. Whenever I go back to playing Tris, I feel like, yes, I’m going back to Tris, but I am also going back to Shai and who Shai was in 2012, and who she was in 2014. If I hadn’t changed, it would be easier…but the last two years have been very powerful for me. I’m starting to empower myself.”
On why Tris is important: “When fear comes knocking on her door, she doesn’t run away—she stands up to it…. And I thought that was a really beautiful message to be sending out to young women.”
On not identifying as a feminist: “The reason why I don’t like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it’s still a label. I do not want to be defined by one thing. Why do we have to have that label to divide us? We should all be able to embrace one another regardless of our belief system and regardless of the labels that we have put upon ourselves.”
On media scrutiny and celebrity culture: “I mean, if we spent as much energy focusing on the genocide that’s going on right now in parts of Africa as we spent on that one article, think about what we could accomplish. Change is not going to come from focusing on the small things that actors say.”
I’ve updated the gallery with scans and outtakes from Shailene’s cover feature and story for the April issue of ELLE. I’m curious to know, what are your thoughts on this shoot? I personally much preferred her previous cover for the magazine. Also, a quick heads up regarding lack of updates these past few weeks. I’ll be working on updating the gallery with the latest Insurgent promo events, premieres, talk shows appearances and more over the coming days. Apologies for the delay, I have just been very busy. Thanks for your patience!