|Jun 7, 2013||The Purge||$3,000,000||$34,058,360||$64,473,115||$91,265,155||Play|
|Jul 18, 2014||The Purge: Anarchy||$9,000,000||$29,816,675||$71,562,550||$111,533,636||Play|
|Jul 1, 2016||The Purge: Election Year||$10,000,000||$31,515,110||$79,042,440||$117,742,440||Play|
Box Office History for The Purge Movies
October 4th, 2016
The theme for this week on the home market is “good, but not great”. There are a lot of releases, but almost none of them rise above merely good. This meant there were very few contenders for Pick of the Week and the only real choice was The Wailing. It earned perfect reviews, so even though the Blu-ray isn’t loaded with extras, it is still the best release of the week.
August 3rd, 2016
It is the beginning of August, a.k.a., the beginning of TV on DVD season. While there are a few prominent releases in that category, the biggest release is Batman: The Killing Joke, which is still a hot mess, but this time on Blu-ray. There are plenty of smaller releases that are worth picking up, including April and the Extraordinary World. Its reviews are nearly 100% positive and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
July 12th, 2016
As expected, The Secret Life of Pets earned first place on the weekend box office chart. However, almost no one was expecting it to dominate the way that it did with $104.35 million. There are some calling this film the best opening for a non-franchise animation film, but let’s face the facts... Universal started work on two or three sequels as soon as Friday’s Estimates came in. Meanwhile, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has a good opening in the role of counter-programming with $16.63 million. Overall, the box office pulled in $217 million, which was 14% more than last weekend. More importantly, it is 1.3% more than the same weekend last year. Granted, this is lower than ticket price inflation, but since most people assumed the weekend would suffer a serious decline, this should be seen as a major victory. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 grew a tiny bit hitting 2.4% at $6.00 billion to $5.86 billion.
July 6th, 2016
The Fourth of July weekend went very well as two of the three new releases beat expectations. However, none of them were able to top Finding Dory, which earned its third win in a row. The Legend of Tarzan was very close in second place, which surprised a lot of analysts, but there might be a logical reason for its success. The Purge: Election Year more than tripled its production budget during its opening three-day weekend, so there’s no chance the studio isn’t giddy over that. The only real disappointment was The BFG, which got lost in the crowd. The overall box office was up from last week, which is a pleasant surprise. Granted, it grew by just under 1.0% to $192 million over the three-day weekend. More importantly, it was 41% higher than the same three-day weekend last year. Add in Monday, and the year-to-date lead rose to $120 million or 2.2% at $5.71 billion to $5.58 billion.
July 2nd, 2016
The Purge: Election Year earned first place with on Friday with $14.47 million during its opening day. This is impressive for film that cost $10 million to make, but it is below the opening day for the first film. The holidays should help its internal multiplier, as will the critical reception. While its reviews have slipped below the overall positive level, they are still the best for the franchise. Additionally, its CinemaScore was B+, again the best for the franchise. This puts the film on pace for just under $40 million during its four-day weekend. This is very likely more than the film’s combined budget, so if it can make this much during the rest of its theatrical run, it will break even just on its domestic numbers.
July 1st, 2016
The Purge: Election Year earned the best Thursday previews out of the three wide releases with $3.64 million last night. This is the best in the franchise, just beating the $3.44 million the first film managed and well ahead of the $2.64 million the second film pulled in. On the downside, the film's reviews have slipped to just 57% positive. That's still good, for this genre and it might be a bigger than expected hit.
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
June 30th, 2016
It's the first weekend of July, which means I should probably start the monthly preview. (I'm kidding. Although, I did have a computer crash this morning and lost a few hours of work. Save early. Save often.) Like last week, Finding Dory should earn first place over the weekend, while there are a trio of wide releases hoping to take advantage of the holiday. The BFG is the biggest in terms of box office potential. The Legend of Tarzan is the biggest in terms of production budget. Finally, The Purge: Election Year is the biggest in terms of profitability. This weekend last year, Inside Out climbed over Jurassic World for first place, as both films earned just under $30 million, Finding Dory will make almost that much combined.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Edwin Hodge||3||Dwayne "The Stranger"||$320,541,231||$819,591,410||39.1%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Jason Blum||3||Producer (3)||$320,541,231||$2,409,974,295||13.3%|
|Michael Bay||3||Producer (3)||$320,541,231||$7,305,303,739||4.4%|
|Andrew Form||3||Producer (3)||$320,541,231||$1,319,710,486||24.3%|
|Sebastien K. Lemercier||3||Producer (3)||$320,541,231||$323,146,585||99.2%|
|Brad Fuller||3||Producer (3)||$320,541,231||$1,324,057,060||24.2%|
Executive Producer (2)
|Jacques Jouffret||3||Director of Photography (3)||$320,541,231||$320,541,231||100.0%|
|Nathan Whitehead||3||Composer (3)||$320,541,231||$342,320,811||93.6%|
|Todd E. Miller||2||Editor (2)||$229,276,076||$807,271,991||28.4%|
Executive Producer (2)
Unit Production Manager (2)
Associate Producer (1)
|Don J. Hug||2||Production Supervisor (2)||$229,276,076||$267,665,100||85.7%|
|Terri Taylor||2||Casting Director (2)||$229,276,076||$1,271,405,793||18.0%|
|Sarah Domeier||2||Casting Associate (2)||$229,276,076||$256,343,728||89.4%|
Visual Effects Producer (2)
Visual Effects Supervisor (1)
|Ally Conover||2||Casting Assistant (2)||$229,276,076||$256,343,728||89.4%|
|Hank Amos||2||Stunt Coordinator (2)||$229,276,076||$714,280,830||32.1%|