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US box office: 'Insurgent' tops weekend earnings with $54 million debut

  • ‘Insurgent’ has stormed to the top of the US box office on its opening weekend with a $54-million debut.

    The fantasy sequel starring Theo James and Shailene Woodley comes after ‘Divergent’, the first film in the series, was released last year.

    Meanwhile, Sean Penn’s action flick ‘The Gunman’, which he also co-produced and co-wrote, was largely rejected by American audiences, drawing a mere $5 million at the box office.

    Cinderella, last week’s number one, continued to do well in its second week, earning another $34.5 million.

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