We are proud to see Ashley Judd’s (Big Stone Gap) star continue to climb as her most recent film becomes the 8th best March release of all time.  The highly anticipated film Divergent opened with a strong $54.6M box office. Based on the popular book series of the same name, the film is a fantastic start of another lucrative franchise for Lionsgate. Star of Big Stone Gap, Ashley Judd brought a powerful performance as Natalie, the mother of young heroine Tris played by Shailene Woodley. Fans and critics alike have expressed their satisfaction in seeing Judd portray this role, and according to Film critic/Blogger Gregory Ellwood, there were reports of cheers at the Los Angeles media press screening when Judd’s character sprang into action.

Ashley’s career box office total has reached $1.3B when adjusted for inflation. This A-list star earning power can directly be attributed to Judd’s incredible talent and her ability to deliver strong performances with a wide range of characters in both multi-billion dollar studio films and high quality independent films. Ms. Judd’s upcoming films include The Identical, Big Stone Gap, and Dolphin Tale 2.