Analyst Report Indicates The Divergent Movie's Budget at 80 Million

According to analyst David Miller, the Divergent Movie has a total budget of 80 million dollars!  We already knew that the budget for Chicago filming alone was estimated to be around 40 million from earlier reports.  So this new figure likely includes all of the special effects, post production, editing, promotion, and of course some of the BIG names that have recently been announced.

We wanted to compare some recent budgets of other YA franchises, you can see their total budgets below:

The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn Part 2 - 120 million

The Hunger Games - 78 million

Beautiful Creatures - 60 million

We selected movies that have recently released or that are in production currently since the prices of things change over time.  These movies above should have to pay similar prices for the film process like Divergent.  

See all Divergent Movie production posts.

David Miller went on to say, “We believe this [the Divergent Movie] could be a $500mm world-wide grosser and hence, are improving numbers accordingly”.

So let's also compare some world-wide grossing numbers from the movies listed above, shall we?  (We are rounding these numbers up or down to give a whole number.)

The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn Part 2 - 829 million with a 120 million dollar budget.

The Hunger Games - 691 million with a 78 million dollar budget.

Beautiful Creatures - 57 million with a 60 million dollar budget. (OUCH!) 

Do you think Divergent will gross more than The Hunger Games?  Less than The Hunger Games?  Or be in-line with what The Hunger Games grossed?  Give your predictions in the comments.

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Comment by ThirdBird on March 30, 2013 at 4:06pm


Comment by Ludis Animus on March 30, 2013 at 5:18pm

Wow, that's a lot.

Comment by Sydney B on March 30, 2013 at 11:33pm

The hunger games has a lot of big names in it to help, which beautiful creatures did not. Also, the larger budget will also help with advertising, something that beautiful creatures did not get done very efficiently. Divergent is making a LOT of noise on youtube, so I am hoping that is a good sign. 

Comment by Mr.Prior on March 31, 2013 at 10:05am

I think it will make around the amount The Hunger Games made, maybe more. I think the plot may appeal to more people who haven't heard of it yet and if they advertise more than The Hunger Games was (which was barely at all), they definitely have a really good chance to make more. I think that Divergent is big enough already to get it close without any extra effort, but if they get more "non-readers" on board, which I think they will, Divergent will have a great chance of making more.  

Comment by Dauntingjay on March 31, 2013 at 11:59am
WOW! 80 million??!! That's a lot! I think that Divergent will probably be in the same range as the Hunger Games, but will be much higher than Beautiful Creatures! Divergent on my list will always be #1!! (Or #4...Divergent pun intended.)
Comment by Sophia Ayame on April 1, 2013 at 7:23am

WOW! I think Divergent will be more than Hunger Games.

Comment by 4+Tris=<3 on April 1, 2013 at 1:39pm

This will be EPIC!!!!!!

Comment by 4+Tris=<3 on April 1, 2013 at 1:40pm

.. where is the like button...

Comment by Mary Gould on April 2, 2013 at 3:32pm
Marketing needs to get hot. I'm passing my books to friends to read as they never heard of Divergent.
Comment by 4+Tris=<3 on April 3, 2013 at 11:13am

Same here!!!.. I am telling EERYONE to read this series!!! ... people need to know of this awesomeness!


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