'Divergent' starts off with $4.9 million Thursday night, 'Insurgent' gets the green light

March 21, 2014 5:26 PM

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Lionsgate and Summit could not be happier with the launch of Divergent. The Shailene Woodley-starring film got off to a great start with early screenings Thursday night and the studio has decided to greenlight the sequel.

Divergent cost the studio $85 million to make and it will be shown in 3,900 locations this weekend, including on 350 IMAX screens. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film made $4.9 million from the early screenings.

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