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'Insurgent,' 'Cinderella' beat the boys at the box office; new Sean Penn flick debuts in 4th

03/23/2015 04:59 EDT | Updated 05/23/2015 05:59 EDT
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The second installment in the teen dystopian series "Divergent" came in first at the weekend box office.

Lionsgate's "Insurgent," starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, opened to more than $52 million in ticket sales. Last week's champ, Disney's "Cinderella," slid to second place with nearly $35 million.

A trio of male-led action flicks round out the top five. Warner Bros.' "Run All Night," starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, earned just over $5 million in its second week of release, followed closely by Open Road's "The Gunman." The geopolitical thriller starring Sean Penn opened in fourth place.

Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service," starring Colin Firth, finished fifth with $4.6 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," Lionsgate, $52,263,680, 3,875 locations, $13,487 average, $52,263,680, 1 week.

2. "Cinderella," Disney, $34,967,659, 3,848 locations, $9,087 average, $122,516,793, 2 weeks.

3. "Run All Night," Warner Bros., $5,032,323, 3,171 locations, $1,587 average, $19,639,211, 2 weeks.

4. "The Gunman," Open Road, $5,028,702, 2,816 locations, $1,786 average, $5,028,702, 1 week.

5. "Kingsman: The Secret Service," 20th Century Fox, $4,627,340, 2,223 locations, $2,082 average, $114,597,783, 6 weeks.

6. "Do You Believe?" Pure Flix, $3,591,282, 1,320 locations, $2,721 average, $3,591,282, 1 week.

7. "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Fox Searchlight, $3,510,008, 2,016 locations, $1,741 average, $24,185,108, 3 weeks.

8. "Focus," Warner Bros., $3,244,355, 2,055 locations, $1,579 average, $49,347,832, 4 weeks.

9. "Chappie," Sony, $2,663,291, 2,429 locations, $1,096 average, $28,317,730, 3 weeks.

10. "Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water," Paramount, $2,394,978, 1,980 locations, $1,210 average, $158,838,829, 7 weeks.

11. "McFarland, USA," Disney, $2,197,381, 1,816 locations, $1,210 average, $38,531,357, 5 weeks.

12. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $1,608,251, 1,456 locations, $1,105 average, $343,969,004, 13 weeks.

13. "The Lazarus Effect," Relativity Media, $1,375,470, 1,306 locations, $1,053 average, $24,029,384, 4 weeks.

14. "Fifty Shades Of Grey," Universal, $1,311,520, 1,168 locations, $1,123 average, $163,839,685, 6 weeks.

15. "The DUFF," Lionsgate, $1,236,564, 1,437 locations, $861 average, $32,439,572, 5 weeks.

16. "Still Alice," Sony Pictures Classics, $465,850, 440 locations, $1,059 average, $17,246,729, 10 weeks.

17. "Paddington," The Weinstein Co., $428,889, 502 locations, $854 average, $74,209,261, 10 weeks.

18. "The Imitation Game," The Weinstein Co., $371,527, 337 locations, $1,102 average, $90,147,295, 17 weeks.

19. "It Follows," Radius-TWC, $344,874, 32 locations, $10,777 average, $568,901, 2 weeks.

20. "Unfinished Business," 20th Century Fox, $317,958, 597 locations, $533 average, $9,982,284, 3 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.