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'The Purge' Tops Weekend Box Office Over 'The Internship'

'The Purge' Tops Weekend Box Office Over 'The Internship'

The Purge is first at this weekend’s box office with a whopping $36.4 million!

The horror flick, starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, far surpassed its $20 million opening expectations, according to THR.

Fast & Furious 6 held strong in second with a $19.8 million gross in its third weekend.

Taking the number three spot was Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco, with $19.5 million.

Rounding out the top five were The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, and the animated film Epic, bringing in $18.1 million and $12.1 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, Star Trek Into Darkness jumped the $200 million mark in North America, grossing $11.7 million in its fourth week, as Joss Whedon‘s Much Ado About Nothing opened to a limited release gross of $183,400.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend????

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11 Responses to “'The Purge' Tops Weekend Box Office Over 'The Internship'”

  1. 1
    lauren Says:

    the purge was kinda racist

  2. 2
    Jennay Says:

    @lauren: How so? I haven’t seen it yet…..

  3. 3
    laly Says:

    I love Lena Headey.

  4. 4
    ladyb Says:

    America still loves horror flicks. And they are cheap to make.

  5. 5
    . Says:

    The Purge drew in the crowd, but the reviews are showing the film didn’t meet expectations. I saw it last night, and it’s definitely worth waiting for the dvd or for it to come on HBO, Starz, or Cinemax.

  6. 6
    Franatic Says:

    Looks like Obama.Oops

  7. 7
    katie Says:

    what about the Will Smith’s movie ?

  8. 8
    constant_tork Says:

    omg does this mean no more sequels and reboots??

  9. 9
    Verity Says:

    Critics my not have liked it but the film is a hit, why? It cost $3 million to make and grossed well over the expected $20 million. That warrants a sequel by Hollywood standards. Will Smith and son dropped like a dud to 7th. I hope he gets the message and dials down promoting his kids and gets his ego in check.

  10. 10
    55vineyard Says:

    Looks like males are still taking their dates to horror movies like when I was in high school a LONG time ago. Hoping to have the females squeal and they can cop a quick feel, or comfort them.

    Not much out now that is interesting, too bad, I used to go to the movies at least once a week, but like another poster said, not giving my money to sequels and reboots.

  11. 11
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