Weekend Box Office – ‘The Purge’ kills the competition

Posted: June 9, 2013 in Movies

Home invasion movies have always done pretty well at the box office; Panic Room, The Strangers, Vacancy.  Each one opened to $20M+ its opening weekend.  The Purge, a far-out film where the government decrees one night a year where there are no laws and justice has no place, is another one of those home invasion films that made good money its opening weekend.  Starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, directed by James DeMonaco – in his debut – The Purge managed to crush all of its competition this weekend.  The film made $36M.

Taking second place this weekend was Fast & Furious 6, coming off of two straight weeks of dominating performances.  The film took a bit of a stumble this weekend managing only nearly $20M.  However, Universal has reason to dance around the campfire as the film crossed the $200M threshold domestically.  Collectively, the film has made nearly $600M worldwide.  Easily one of Universal’s highest grossing films ever.

Third this weekend was the magician/heist film How You See Me, which pulled in $19.5M bringing its two week total to $61.3M.  Not a bad effort for a film that has a lot of star names and only cost $75M to make.

Rounding out the top five were the Google film The Internship and the animated feature Epic.  The film’s pulled in $18.1M and $12.1M, respectively.

Here is the full top 10:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) The Purge – $36.3 (NEW)

2) Fast & Furious 6 – $19.7 ($202.9)

3) Now You See Me – $19.5 ($61.3)

4) The Internship – $18.1 (NEW)

5) Epic – $12.1 ($84.1)

6) Star Trek Into Darkness – $11.7 ($200.1)

7) After Earth – $11.2 ($46.5)

8) The Hangover Part III – $7.3 ($102.3)

9) Iron Man 3 – $5.7 ($394.3)

10) The Great Gatsby – $4.2 ($136.1)


Via Box Office Mojo


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