While Fandango tickets sales for the dystopian science-fiction movie are strong, early reviews for the movie mixed. The film, slated for release on March 21, 2014, currently has a 31% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics giving the film poor reviews.
Variety's Andrew Baker said in his review that Divergent's "uncertain sense of setting, bloated plot, drab visual style and solid yet underwhelming lead" could lead to low demand for sequels. Divergent is based on the first book in the popular young adult trilogy by Veronica Roth.
Box office forecasts expect Divergent to bring in between $65 million and $70 million in its opening weekend.
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