With the megahit adaptations “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” grossing a collective $5 billion globally so far, expectations are high for Lionsgate and Summit’s latest YA offering “Divergent” (pictured, left). The sci-fi adventure is currently tracking for a $60 million-plus opening, almost on par with the first “Twilight” movie’s $70 million Thanksgiving weekend bow. The studio has already scheduled two additional “Divergent” installments: “Insurgent” and “Allegiant” with hit theaters in March 2015 and March 2016, respectively.
But for every box office success, there are 10 commercial disappointments. Here’s how other YA-inspired movies have performed worldwide.
“The Giver,” “The Maze Runner” and “The Fault in Our Stars” are some of the other highly-anticipated titles that will be brought to the silver screen this year.