Lionsgate today announced that the first installment of the action-adventure franchise "Divergent" has broken the $250 million mark at the worldwide box office. The film has already grossed $142.7 million at the domestic box office and another $108.3 million at the international box office where a strong opening in Spain led it to a $9.8 million weekend from 75 markets. Remaining territories still to open include Japan (July 12) and China. The film is now the company's highest grossing domestic box office title outside both "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" franchises.
"Our "Divergent" franchise is off to a great start, and the film's strong holds domestically and internationally are a good indication that momentum is continuing to build," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. "We're beginning production on the second installment, "Insurgent" this month, and we expect the franchise to have tremendous and growing resonance for global audiences in the years to come."