Like all good teen film franchises based on novels, the final part of the "Divergent" trilogy will be split into two films, Summit Entertainment announced Friday.

Sounds like a few Hollywood execs decided they need a fourth summer home.

Like "Harry Potter," "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" before it, the final book in the series, "Allegiant" will be split. "(Author) Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in 'Allegiant', a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies," Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a statement.

Shailene Woodley as Beatrice ’Tris’ Prior and Theo James as Four in ’Divergent.’
Shailene Woodley as Beatrice 'Tris' Prior and Theo James as Four in 'Divergent.' (Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment)

What did you think they were going to say: "We're watering down the product and may need to add some stuff to milk the cow for twice as much of your hard-earned money."

According to E! News, "Divergent" has earned $117 million at the domestic box office in its first three weeks of release. Its sequel, "Insurgent," begins production next month and will be released March 20, 2015. Parts one and two of "Allegiant" are scheduled for March 18, 2016, and March 24, 2017, respectively.

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