By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Running from the ball, Cinderella ran right into Insurgent.
The second installment in the science fiction franchise, Divergent, Insurgent, starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, earned an estimated $54-million on its opening weekend to take the box office crown.
The live-action fairytale, Cinderella, dropped to second, but still took in a robust $34-million.
No other title even reached the $6–million mark.
The weekend’s other debuting mainstream release, The Gunman, an action thriller starring Sean Penn, tied for third with the holdover, Run All Night, with $5-million.
Overall, industry-wide totals were slightly below those of a year ago.