"Allegiant Part 1" is set to be released on March 18, 2016,
and its second part a year later on March 24, 2017, the studio
"Divergent," a dystopian thriller based on the young adult book
series by author Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley and was
released last month, grossing $116.6 million so far at the U.S.
The series tells the story of a futuristic society that divides
people into groups based on personality traits.
Woodley's character, teen heroine Tris Prior, becomes a threat
to the government-enforced system as her multiple dominant
traits make it difficult for her to fit into society.
The second film in the franchise, "Insurgent," is set to begin
production next month with a release date of March 20, 2015.
Theo James stars alongside Woodley in the films.
Lions Gate will release the final two installments of "The
Hunger Games" franchise, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"
starring Jennifer Lawrence, in November, followed by the second
part in November 2015.
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"The Hunger Games" series has so far grossed $1.5 billion in global
The final installment of the "Twilight" series, another young adult
book series adapted for the big screen by Summit Entertainment, was
split into two parts. Lions Gate purchased Summit in 2012 and
distributed the final "Twilight" film.
The series grossed $3.3 billion over five films released between
2008 and 2012.
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; editing by Patricia Reaney and Nick
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