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On the Lot: 'Divergent,' 'God's Not Dead,' 'Jem and the Holograms'

On the Lot for March 24 includes
On the Lot for March 24 includes "Divergent" and the "Jem and the Holograms" remake.
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On the Lot is Take Two's regular series of talks about the film business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

This past weekend "Divergent," won the box office, but a small religious film called "God's Not Dead" was the big surprise. 

God's Not Dead

Speaking of box office glory, "Need for Speed" hasn't had much in the US--after 10 days it's earned a disappointing $30 million--but oversees it is leading the box office and has already earned over $40 million in China. 

With that box office performance it joins a legion of films that have outperformed their US box office numbers in China including “Pacific Rim,” “Escape Plan” and “Cloud Atlas.”

On a sad note, character actor James Rebhorn passed away on Friday. He was famous for his roles in “Independence Day,” “My Cousin Vinny" and most recently the Showtime hit "Homeland" as the father of CIA agent Carrie Mathison.

RELATED: 'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

CinemaCon, Hollywood's four-day convention for movie theater owners, starts Monday in Las Vegas. Keegan told Take Two what to expect. 

And if you were a little girl in the 1980s, you may remember a cartoon called "Jem and the Holograms" about music company owner Jerrica Benton, her singer alter-ego Jem and her band the Holograms. 

Last week Hasbro announced they're making Jem into a movie to be directed by Jon Chu.