Lions Gate smacked by mixed reviews on Divergent

|About: Lions Gate Entertainment ... (LGF.A)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Lions Gate (LGF -4.5%) are tracking lower as the studio preps for Friday's U.S. release of Divergent.

Though advance sales for the movie at Fandango are stellar, early reviews are mixed.

Variety takes the sharpest cuts at the film saying Divergent’s "uncertain sense of setting, bloated plot, drab visual style and solid yet underwhelming lead" could leave demand for sequels muted.

Box office forecasts see Divergent bringing in $65M-$70M this weekend.