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The Purge (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $64,473,115Details
International Box Office $26,792,040Details
Worldwide Box Office $91,265,155
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,509,884 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,819,552 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,329,436
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

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
37% - Rotten
Audience
36% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 7th, 2013 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: October 31st, 2013 (Wide) (Peru)
November 1st, 2013 (Wide) (Brazil)
November 7th, 2013 (Wide) (Chile)
November 8th, 2013 (Wide) (Mexico)
November 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Bolivia)
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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)
Running Time: 85 minutes
Franchise: The Purge
Comparisons: vs. The Purge: Election Year
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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
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,453 $89,745 Aug 2, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,568 $117,750 Jul 26, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,963 $129,475 Jul 19, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,322 $161,995 Jul 12, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,287 $322,555 Jul 5, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,742 $1,228,595 Jun 28, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,985 $3,587,630 Jun 21, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,307 $8,317,995 Jun 14, 2013 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 549 $51,962,845 Jun 14, 2013 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 882 $6,821,840 Jun 9, 2013 3
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 81 $34,058,360 Jun 7, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 379 $34,058,360 Jun 7, 2013 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 518 $34,058,360 Jun 7, 2013 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,501 2,536 Jun 7, 2013 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 785 $10,460,880 Jun 8, 2013 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 247 $16,775,640 Jun 7, 2013 1
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 122 $16,775,640 Jun 7, 2013 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 822 $16,775,640 Jun 7, 2013 1

Cast

   James Sindin
   Mary Sandin
   Charlie Sandin
   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   
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 Volturno-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

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

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 Predictions: Wolverine to Slice Through the Competition

July 25th, 2013

It's the final weekend of July and there is only one wide release to deal with, The Wolverine. It should be the easy winner of the weekend, it might pull in enough to become the biggest opening weekend of the month. This isn't likely, but there is a slim chance. There is one other film that might make an appearance in the top ten, The To Do List. Again, it doesn't have a strong chance, but it could happen. The holdovers should be far behind The Wolverine, as only The Conjuring has a shot at $20 million. This weekend last year, both new releases bombed, which is good news for 2013 in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, The Dark Knight Rises took in $62.10 million, which is something The Wolverine should have no trouble topping, while the holdovers should provide more depth. More...

Weekend Predictions: Turbo Gets Off to a Head Start on Weekend Competition

July 18th, 2013

There are four new releases coming out this week, but there is a wide range of predictions for some of these films. Turbo opened on Wednesday to mostly good reviews and some think it will earn first place over the weekend. Red 2's early reviews are weaker than anticipated, but it still has an impressive cast and could come out on top. The Conjuring is earning some of the best reviews of any wide release opening this summer. It is a horror film and those rarely open in first place in the summer, but the buzz is growing and it could be a surprise hit. Then there's R.I.P.D., which has bad buzz and no reviews. It will likely not make the top five. This weekend last year was the weekend The Dark Knight Rises opened and there's no chance 2013 will come out on top on the year-over-year comparison. In fact, the total box office this year might be lower than The Dark Knight Rises opening alone. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Superman is Truly Super

June 17th, 2013

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?

June 13th, 2013

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...

Contest: Binge and Purge: Winning Announcement

June 12th, 2013

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

Per Theater Chart: Much Success for Nothing

June 12th, 2013

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...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Purge Powers to the Top

June 10th, 2013

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 Estimates: Purge Surges to Number One

June 9th, 2013

Coming into this weekend, Universal was already celebrating above-expectations performances this year for their releases Fast and Furious 6, Identity Thief and Mama, but those three successes have been eclipsed by a big surprise in the opening weekend for The Purge. The home invasion movie, made for just $3 million, will top the chart this weekend with an estimated $36.4 million, blowing past all expectations, and putting it on par with big budget movies like Oblivion. Doing so from a modest 2,536 theaters (and with a correspondingly low marketing budget) makes the victory even sweeter for the studio, which now boasts a 15% market share for the year. If it keeps going at this pace, Universal will have its best year since we started keeping records in 1995. More...

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

June 6th, 2013

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

June 2nd, 2013

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

May 31st, 2013

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...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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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 27 $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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 1 $43,644,850   2,536 $17,210   $43,644,850 7
2013/06/14 5 $12,371,595 -72% 2,591 $4,775   $56,016,445 14
2013/06/21 7 $5,546,275 -55% 2,201 $2,520   $61,562,720 21
2013/06/28 14 $1,667,690 -70% 1,122 $1,486   $63,230,410 28
2013/07/05 21 $441,570 -74% 256 $1,725   $63,671,980 35
2013/07/12 27 $262,955 -40% 160 $1,643   $63,934,935 42
2013/07/19 34 $212,935 -19% 156 $1,365   $64,147,870 49
2013/07/26 36 $186,035 -13% 157 $1,185   $64,333,905 56
2013/08/02 41 $139,210 -25% 132 $1,055   $64,473,115 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Bolivia 11/14/2013 $0 0 6 8 $20,896 12/13/2015
Brazil 11/1/2013 $0 0 8 16 $198,209 12/13/2015
Chile 11/7/2013 $0 0 16 25 $103,474 12/13/2015
Mexico 11/8/2013 $0 0 46 134 $764,889 12/13/2015
Nigeria 11/29/2013 $948 2 2 6 $2,845 12/13/2015
Peru 10/31/2013 $0 0 8 13 $195,818 12/13/2015
Venezuela 11/29/2013 $113,640 28 28 98 $544,411 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $24,961,498
 
International Total$26,792,040 12/13/2015

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
11/10/2013307,514-72% 252,115$150,205$4,787,9015
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
10/13/2013685,144 85,144$1,961,721$1,961,7211
10/20/2013936,604-57% 121,748$875,198$2,836,9192
10/27/20131418,270-50% 140,018$436,471$3,273,3903
11/3/20131410,724-41% 150,742$246,856$3,520,2464

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