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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.
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.