Colin Hanks

'Insurgent' kicks off with $54 million at box office

'Insurgent' kicks off with $54 million at box office

Young adults again proved their box office might as "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" launched to a studio-estimated $54 million this weekend in the U.S. and Canada.

Although the film from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment topped the box office, it fell slightly short of the studio's initial forecast of $55 million to $60 million. “Insurgent” opened on par with its predecessor, "Divergent," which debuted with $54.6 million last year.

"Insurgent," which follows a young woman (Shailene Woodley) fighting for freedom and survival in a dystopian society, pulled in about $47 million in 76 international markets, bringing its total global haul to about...