Lions Gate slides on weak numbers for Divergent

|About: Lions Gate Entertainment... (LGF.A)|By:, SA News Editor

The movie drew $4.9M in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales on Thursday - not the movie's big opening night, but comparing to $19.7M for Hunger Games in March 2012. Lions Gate (LGF -7.9%) meanwhile has greenlighted a sequel, with film #2 tentatively scheduled to open a year from now with the title "Insurgent."

The movie is expected to sale between $50M and $68M of tickets through Sunday.

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