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    Lionsgate and Summit Finally Merge Marketing Operations

    Inevitably, the long-planned merger of Lionsgate and Summit marketing is coming to pass.

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    Divergent Third Novel to be Split into Two Movies

    Get ready for "Divergent" domination.

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    Final Film of the "Divergent" Trilogy to Be Released in Two Parts

    Lionsgate announced today that the third film in the "Divergent" trilogy, "Allegiant", will be shown in two parts. Part One will be released on the currently slotted March 18, 2016 date and Part Two comes March 24, 2017. The second part of the trilogy, "Insurgent", will be released on March 20, 20...

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    Lionsgate Follows 'Twilight/Hunger Games' Template by Extending 'Divergent' "Trilogy"

    Not only does Lionsgate/Summit commit to an ongoing production--which is the closest the movie companies come to episodic television, allowing fans to invest in the creation of a world over time--and hang on to beloved actors over a series of films, but "Divergent" is now extending the life of its "...

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    'Divergent' Trilogy Finale 'Allegiant' Will Be Split Into Two Films

    If there's one thing Lionsgate/Summit have figured out, it's how to milk YA franchises for all they're worth. When it came time to say goodbye to "Twilight," the studio decided to grab money from the fans twice, by extending "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" into two films. So of course, the next move was t...

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    Box Office: 'Noah' Rides To #1, 'Sabotage' Bombs & 'Frozen' Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Pic Of All Time

    There were concerns about whether or not the crucial faith-based audience would buy tickets, and Paramount was choosy about who got to see Darren Aronofsky's grim, dark and bleak "Noah" in advance, but there's no doubt ticket buyers were curious, with the biblical tale taking in over $40 million thi...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Noah' an Easy Number One, Hasta La Vista to Arnold's 'Sabotage'

    For the first time since before Thanksgiving, box office revenues for a weekend will fall short of last year. Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" (Paramount) will dominate the top 10, with Friday's take at $15,238,000 (including Thursday evening shows). With the only other wide opener "Sabotage" (Open Road) a...

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    How 'Divergent' Became a Franchise Before It Opened and Lost Its Director

    "Divergent" will prove itself at the box office on its second weekend--but the sequel is on its way no matter what. Producer Lucy Fisher reveals how they made the movie, found their romantic leads, lost the director for the sequels, and why this represents a new filmmaking paradigm.

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    Watch: Director Neil Burger Provides An Anatomy Of A Scene In Clip From 'Divergent'

    As we said over the weekend, "Divergent" might not be an outta of the park home run—it's no "The Hunger Games"—but its opening this past weekend was plenty strong enough to ensure that plans for a sequel will probably go ahead, especially if the next couple of weeks see it hold strong. And much of t...

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    Blockbusters with Young Action Heroines Mean Pink Weapons for Girls

    The New York Times credits the success of films like "The Hunger Games," "Brave," and "Divergent" for increasing the popularity of toy guns and archery kits in every shade of pink and purple.

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