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Box Office History for The Purge Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Jun 7, 2013 The Purge $3,000,000 $34,058,360 $64,473,115 $91,266,581 Play
Jul 18, 2014 The Purge: Anarchy $9,000,000 $29,816,675 $71,562,550 $111,534,881 Play
Jul 1, 2016 The Purge: Election Year $10,000,000 $31,515,110 $79,042,440 $118,557,124 Play
 Totals$22,000,000 $215,078,105$321,358,586 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Oct 8, 2013 The Purge $7,590,855 $5,012,407 $12,603,262
Oct 21, 2014 The Purge: Anarchy $7,148,463 $4,684,109 $11,832,572
Sep 20, 2016 The Purge: Election Year $2,986,506 $4,409,930 $7,396,436

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Home Market Releases for September 12th, 2017

September 13th, 2017


Apparently it is Halloween, because there are a lot of horror titles on this week’s list. Some of them are good, some are not. As for Pick of the Week contenders, there are a few of them. If you have kids, then Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Ultra Combo Pack is your best bet. If you are a fan of Sci-fi, then go with the final season for Orphan Black. However, in the end I went with Phenomena on Blu-ray. You can also buy the movie from the Official Site in a Steelbox with soundtrack and pamphlet. More...

Home Market Releases for October 4th, 2016

October 4th, 2016

The Wailing

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. More...

Home Market Releases for August 2nd, 2016

August 3rd, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

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. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: It’s No Secret that Life of Pets Will Get a Sequel

July 12th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

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. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dory Wins with $51.44 million, but Tarzan has Near Legendary Opening

July 6th, 2016

Finding Dory

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. More...

Friday Estimates: The Purge Tops Chart, but Tarzan has Swinging Start

July 2nd, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan

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. More...

Thursday Night Previews: The Purge Takes Care of the Competition with $3.64 million

July 1st, 2016

The Purge: Election Year

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. More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

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. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dory Looks to Complete Threepeat, while BFG looks for a Big Opening

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. More...

Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Edwin Hodge 3 Dwayne "The Stranger" $321,358,586 $820,523,778 39.2%
Frank Grillo 2 Sergeant $230,092,005 $3,439,692,888 6.7%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
James DeMonaco 3 Director (3)
Screenwriter (3)
$321,358,586 $370,464,352 86.7%
Jason Blum 3 Producer (3) $321,358,586 $3,272,293,639 9.8%
Michael Bay 3 Producer (3) $321,358,586 $7,970,507,593 4.0%
Andrew Form 3 Producer (3) $321,358,586 $1,379,587,506 23.3%
Sebastien K. Lemercier 3 Producer (3) $321,358,586 $327,349,708 98.2%
Brad Fuller 3 Producer (3) $321,358,586 $1,383,934,080 23.2%
Jeanette Volturno-Brill 3 Executive Producer (2)
Co-Producer (1)
$321,358,586 $1,796,630,981 17.9%
Jacques Jouffret 3 Director of Photography (3) $321,358,586 $321,358,586 100.0%
Nathan Whitehead 3 Composer (3) $321,358,586 $343,792,206 93.5%
Todd E. Miller 2 Editor (2) $230,092,005 $850,891,808 27.0%
Luc Etienne 2 Executive Producer (2)
Unit Production Manager (2)
$230,092,005 $2,011,852,693 11.4%
Phillip Dawe 2 Associate Producer (1)
Co-Producer (1)
$230,092,005 $1,056,586,194 21.8%
Don J. Hug 2 Production Supervisor (2) $230,092,005 $268,481,029 85.7%
Terri Taylor 2 Casting Director (2) $230,092,005 $1,839,578,052 12.5%
Sarah Domeier 2 Casting Associate (2) $230,092,005 $314,292,808 73.2%
Ally Conover 2 Casting Assistant (2) $230,092,005 $314,292,808 73.2%
Whitney Gearin 2 Visual Effects Producer (2)
Visual Effects Supervisor (1)
$202,801,462 $236,264,575 85.8%
Hank Amos 2 Stunt Coordinator (2) $230,092,005 $715,096,759 32.2%