The Purge

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $64,473,115Details
International Box Office $26,712,378
Worldwide Box Office $91,185,493
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,936,509 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,487,945 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,424,454
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Synopsis

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity - including murder - becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary, and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
38% - Rotten
Audience
37% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 7th, 2013 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 8th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong disturbing violence and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2264, 3/20/2013)
Franchise: The Purge
Keywords: Dystopia, Home Invasion, Political, Unnamed Character, Class Warfare, Returning Soldiers, Homeless
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse, Why Not Productions

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 8th, 2013

There are a couple first-run releases on this week's list: After Earth and The Hangover: Part III. However, neither film won over critics and both bombed in theaters, when compared to their production budgets. That said, The Hangover: Part III will likely be the best selling release of the week. As for the best new release, including a number where I'm still waiting for the screener. Ignoring those, the two best are Robot Chicken: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray and Much Ado About Nothing on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but I'm going with the latter over the former for Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Superman is Truly Super

It was a very good week at the box office with Man of Steel breaking the record for biggest June weekend topping Toy Story 3 by more than $6 million. Nearly every film in the top five matched or beat expectations, which helped the overall box office reach $204 million. This was 37% higher than last weekend and 57% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 is still behind 2012, but is has closed the gap to $150 million, or 3.1%, at $4.56 billion to $4.71 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Latest Superman Flick Live Up to Its Name?

This week one of the biggest movies of the summer is coming out. Man of Steel is the latest film in the longest running super hero franchises of all time. Granted, Superman hasn't always been overly popular with moviegoers or critics, but it should still sell lots of tickets. This is the End is the counter-programming for the week, and it has a lot of popular actors and the reviews are strong, but it opened on Wednesday, so its weekend numbers will be softer as a result. Last year the box office was led by Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Prometheus, both of which were in their second weekend of release. The new releases were Rock of Ages and That's My Boy, both of which bombed. I foresee a victory in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Per Theater Chart: Much Success for Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing lived up to the hype earning first place on the per theater chart with an average of $34,388 in five theaters. This is enough to suggest significant expansion, but I think it is too "art house" to expand even semi-wide. Dirty Wars opened in second place with an average of $15,876 in four theaters. This is an excellent start for a documentary. The overall box office leader, The Purge, earned third place with an average of $13,430. The final film in the $10,000 club was Before Midnight with an average of $10,123 in 52 theaters during its third weekend of release. More...

Contest: Binge and Purge: Winning Announcement

The winner of our Binge and Purge contest was determined and it is... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Purge Powers to the Top

We have a good news / bad news situation. The good news is The Purge crushed expectations and dominated the box office over the weekend. Additionally, nearly every film in the top ten held on better than expected. The bad new is... it still wasn't enough. The overall box office fell 9% from last weekend to $149 million. Worse still, this was 18% lower than the same weekend last year. This is terrible, but fortunately things should turn around next weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Purge Fast and Furious from the Top

The first weekend in June is also the slowest weekend in June as far as wide releases go. Neither The Internship nor The Purge are likely to become more than midlevel hits. Even so, one of them should finish in first place, ending Fast and Furious 6's two-week run on top. Last year there were two major releases, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Prometheus earned more than $50 million during their opening weekend. Neither new release will match that figure. They won't make that much combined over the weekend. More...

2013 Preview: June

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

Contest: Binge and Purge

There are two wide releases coming out next week: The Internship and The Purge. I'm not sure which one will have the better start and I was going to flip a coin to determine the target movie for this weeks' box office prediction contest, but I couldn't find a coin. ... So I'm picking The Purge. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Purge. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not , will win a copy of Space Warriors on Blu-ray. (The link is to the DVD, because the Blu-ray is a Walmart exclusive.)

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast

Ethan Hawke    James Sindin
Lena Headey    Mary Sandin
Max Burkholder    Charlie Sandin
Adelaide Kane    Zoey Sandin
Edwin Hodge    Bloody Stranger
Rhys Wakefield    Polite Leader
Tony Oller    Henry
Arija Bareikis    Mrs. Grace Ferrin
Tom Yi    Mr. Cali
Chris Mulkey    Mr. Halverson
Tisha French    Mrs. Halverson
Dana Bunch    Mr. Ferrin
Peter Gvozdas    Dr. Peter Buynak
John Weselcouch    Freak Interrupting
Alicia Vela-Bailey    Female Freak

Production and Technical Credits

Director    James DeMonaco
Screenwriter    James DeMonaco
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Sebastien K. Lemercier
Producer    Michael Bay
Producer    Andrew Form
Producer    Brad Fuller
Director of Photography    Jacques Jouffret
Production Designer    Melanie Paizes-Jones
Editor    Peter Gvozdas
Costume Designer    Lisa Norcia
Composer    Nathan Whitehead
Casting Director    Lisa Fields
Co-Producer    Jeanette Vulturno-Brill
Unit Production Manager    Kaylene Carlson
Unit Production Manager    Jeff Kloss
First Assistant Director    Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Director    Ram Paul Silbey
Line Producer    Gerard DiNardi
Stunt Coordinator    Kurt Bryant
Sound Mixer    Edward Tise
Art Director    Nick Plotquin
Set Decorator    Karuna Karmarkar
Makeup Department Head    Steve Costanza
Key Makeup    Nacoma Whobrey
Supervising Sound Editor    Brian J. Armstrong
Re-recording Mixer    Brian J. Armstrong
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Mann
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Schatz
Sound Designer    Sebastian Sheeman Visconti
Dialogue Editor    Jason Krane
Dialogue Editor    Erin Oakley
Sound Effects Editor    Paul Diller
Music Editor    Greg Vines
Visual Effects Producer    Whitney Gearin
Visual Effects Supervisor    Sean Faden

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 1 $16,775,640   2,536 $6,615   $16,775,640 1
2013/06/08 1 $10,460,880 -38% 2,536 $4,125   $27,236,520 2
2013/06/09 1 $6,821,840 -35% 2,536 $2,690   $34,058,360 3
2013/06/10 1 $3,310,105 -51% 2,536 $1,305   $37,368,465 4
2013/06/11 1 $2,686,990 -19% 2,536 $1,060   $40,055,455 5
2013/06/12 3 $1,901,890 -29% 2,536 $750   $41,957,345 6
2013/06/13 4 $1,687,505 -11% 2,536 $665   $43,644,850 7
2013/06/14 4 $2,965,405 +76% 2,591 $1,145   $46,610,255 8
2013/06/15 5 $3,136,030 +6% 2,591 $1,210   $49,746,285 9
2013/06/16 6 $2,216,560 -29% 2,591 $855   $51,962,845 10
2013/06/17 4 $1,180,105 -47% 2,591 $455   $53,142,950 11
2013/06/18 4 $1,177,625 n/c 2,591 $455   $54,320,575 12
2013/06/19 5 $984,580 -16% 2,591 $380   $55,305,155 13
2013/06/20 7 $711,290 -28% 2,591 $275   $56,016,445 14
2013/06/21 7 $1,199,545 +69% 2,201 $545   $57,215,990 15
2013/06/22 7 $1,364,620 +14% 2,201 $620   $58,580,610 16
2013/06/23 7 $1,023,465 -25% 2,201 $465   $59,604,075 17
2013/06/24 7 $506,230 -51% 2,201 $230   $60,110,305 18
2013/06/25 7 $572,015 +13% 2,201 $260   $60,682,320 19
2013/06/26 8 $484,220 -15% 2,201 $220   $61,166,540 20
2013/06/27 8 $396,180 -18% 2,201 $180   $61,562,720 21
2013/06/28 12 $403,920 +2% 1,122 $360   $61,966,640 22
2013/06/29 12 $488,075 +21% 1,122 $435   $62,454,715 23
2013/06/30 12 $336,600 -31% 1,122 $300   $62,791,315 24
2013/07/01 11 $196,350 -42% 1,122 $175   $62,987,665 25
2013/07/02 14 $129,030 -34% 1,122 $115   $63,116,695 26
2013/07/03 - $57,760 -55% 1,122 $51   $63,174,455 27
2013/07/04 - $55,955 -3% 1,122 $50   $63,230,410 28
2013/07/05 - $119,035 +113% 256 $465   $63,349,445 29
2013/07/06 - $133,120 +12% 256 $520   $63,482,565 30
2013/07/07 - $70,400 -47% 256 $275   $63,552,965 31
2013/07/08 - $30,695 -56% 256 $120   $63,583,660 32
2013/07/09 - $33,280 +8% 256 $130   $63,616,940 33
2013/07/10 - $30,720 -8% 256 $120   $63,647,660 34
2013/07/11 - $24,320 -21% 256 $95   $63,671,980 35
2013/07/12 - $49,225 +102% 179 $275   $63,721,205 36
2013/07/13 - $64,440 +31% 179 $360   $63,785,645 37
2013/07/14 - $48,330 -25% 179 $270   $63,833,975 38
2013/07/15 - $26,850 -44% 179 $150   $63,860,825 39
2013/07/16 - $26,900 n/c 179 $150   $63,887,725 40
2013/07/17 - $24,805 -8% 160 $155   $63,912,530 41
2013/07/18 - $22,405 -10% 160 $140   $63,934,935 42
2013/07/19 - $39,780 +78% 156 $255   $63,974,715 43
2013/07/20 - $49,140 +24% 156 $315   $64,023,855 44
2013/07/21 - $40,555 -17% 156 $260   $64,064,410 45
2013/07/22 - $22,620 -44% 156 $145   $64,087,030 46
2013/07/23 - $21,840 -3% 156 $140   $64,108,870 47
2013/07/24 - $20,280 -7% 156 $130   $64,129,150 48
2013/07/25 - $18,720 -8% 156 $120   $64,147,870 49
2013/07/26 - $35,325 +89% 157 $225   $64,183,195 50
2013/07/27 - $46,315 +31% 157 $295   $64,229,510 51
2013/07/28 - $36,110 -22% 157 $230   $64,265,620 52
2013/07/29 - $17,270 -52% 157 $110   $64,282,890 53
2013/07/30 - $17,235 n/c 157 $110   $64,300,125 54
2013/07/31 - $17,225 n/c 157 $110   $64,317,350 55
2013/08/01 - $16,555 -4% 157 $105   $64,333,905 56
2013/08/02 - $26,385 +59% 132 $200   $64,360,290 57
2013/08/03 - $35,640 +35% 132 $270   $64,395,930 58
2013/08/04 - $27,720 -22% 132 $210   $64,423,650 59
2013/08/05 - $12,540 -55% 132 $95   $64,436,190 60
2013/08/06 - $12,495 n/c 132 $95   $64,448,685 61
2013/08/07 - $12,535 n/c 132 $95   $64,461,220 62
2013/08/08 - $11,895 -5% 132 $90   $64,473,115 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 1 $34,058,360   2,536 $13,430   $34,058,360 3
2013/06/14 5 $8,317,995 -76% 2,591 $3,210   $51,962,845 10
2013/06/21 7 $3,587,630 -57% 2,201 $1,630   $59,604,075 17
2013/06/28 12 $1,228,595 -66% 1,122 $1,095   $62,791,315 24
2013/07/05 20 $322,555 -74% 256 $1,260   $63,113,870 31
2013/07/12 26 $161,995 -50% 179 $905   $63,833,975 38
2013/07/19 34 $129,475 -20% 156 $830   $64,064,410 45
2013/07/26 33 $117,750 -9% 157 $750   $64,265,620 52
2013/08/02 39 $89,745 -24% 132 $680   $64,423,650 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/13/20134121,706 121,706$2,189,491$2,189,4911
10/20/2013956,549-54% 178,255$1,130,415$3,319,9052
10/27/20131339,048-31% 217,303$777,836$4,097,7423
11/3/20131227,298-30% 244,601$539,954$4,637,6964
11/24/20132617,684 280,404$340,240$5,340,1357

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/13/2013686,444 86,444$1,991,661$1,991,6611
10/20/2013936,604-58% 123,047$875,198$2,866,8592
10/27/20131418,270-50% 141,318$436,471$3,303,3303
11/3/20131412,093-34% 153,410$278,979$3,582,3094

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