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The No. 1: 'Divergent' separates from the pack; our full coverage
The No. 1: 'Divergent' separates from the pack; our full coverage

The new dystopian thriller "Divergent" defied the recent trend of young-adult book adaptations faltering on the big screen, topping the weekend box office with an estimated $56-million opening. While that falls short of the first "Twilight" ($69.6 million) and "Hunger Games" ($152.5 million), it's still a solid number that outpaces such YA misses as "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" ($9.34 million), "Beautiful Creatures" ($7.6 million), "Vampire Academy" ($7.8 million) and "Ender's Game" ($27 million). Richard Fay, president of domestic distribution at Lionsgate, which released "Divergent," told The Times, "This is a great start to another franchise." He added, "We've got a lot...

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