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Box Office Report: Purge Lasts More Than 12 Hours

Trek and FF6 reach 200 Million

By Robert T. Trate     June 10, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

If I were to bet on what new film arriving this week would have won the box office, it would not have been The Purge. With an opening weekend of 36 million plus, the thriller earned back its budget and then some. 

Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report: “Produced for just $3 million, The Purge debuted to a fantastic $36.4 million. That's a record for original R-rated horror ahead of last year's The Devil Inside ($33.7 million), which is particularly impressive considering the movie didn't have a supernatural angle. The Purge's opening was also twice as much as producer Jason Blumand star Ethan Hawke's Sinister, which started off with $18 million last October”.
 
I would have thought that a reunion of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson would have brought out the Wedding Crashers crowd. Sadly, The Internship arrived in fourth behind the Fast & Furious 6 and Now You See Me.
 
The Geek News for the weekend is that Star Trek Into Darkness finally hit the 200 million mark. Where as Iron Man 3 is approaching 400 million.



 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

The Purge

 

$36,379,000

2,536

$14,345

$36,379,000

$3

2

Fast & Furious 6

 

$19,760,000

3,771

$5,240

$202,946,000

$160

3

Now You See Me

 

$19,500,000

3,020

$6,457

$61,374,000

$75

4

The Internship

 

$18,100,000

3,366

$5,377

$18,100,000

$58

5

Epic

 

$12,100,000

3,594

$3,367

$84,155,000

$100

6

Star Trek Into Darkness

 

$11,700,000

3,152

$3,712

$200,140,000

$190

7

After Earth

 

$11,200,000

3,401

$3,293

$46,592,000

$130

8

The Hangover Part III

 

$7,380,000

3,242

$2,276

$102,374,000

$103

9

Iron Man 3

 

$5,787,000

2,351

$2,462

$394,316,000

$200

10

The Great Gatsby

 

$4,230,000

2,160

$1,958

$136,175,000

$105



This week we have Man of Steel and This is the End. Both of which will be a lot of fun.
 

 

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dalgoda 6/10/2013 10:17:19 AM

I expect a big drop for most of the holdover movies with the two new releases.  The Purge is already a huge success though due to the cheap cost of making it.  

Wiseguy 6/10/2013 10:38:52 AM

The Purge wasn't all bad, not great by any means. It felt like one of those home invasion films. I think they were trying to say something but it came off as just entertainment to me.

Btw how much does Hawke make? I'd think someone of his caliber would get at least 2 mill a film yet the budget is just 3mill. Good for them.

Saw The Internship too. Wow I didn't know Google was making infomercials now, that's what a good part of the film felt like. Still it was harmless fun. It was just another of those where the underdogs win the day. Nothing raunchy and pretty clean for the most part....you know the sort of thing most cynics avoid :)

 

MAN OF STEEL, clench up boys!

dalgoda 6/10/2013 10:50:49 AM

The Purge had some moments in the middle part of the movie that were pretty good.  Overall though, it was just so-so.  

It'll be interesting to see how much MOS does opening weekend.  I'm hoping it is a huge hit so we can finally open up the DCU to movies.  I want to see more characters than just Superman and Batman.  I didn't love Green Lantern but enjoyed it and it was a breath of fresh air seeing a different DC character on screen.

Higgy 6/10/2013 11:04:54 AM

I wonder which will win out this weekend...MOS or This is the End?  I think either one could take it.

ElBaz13 6/10/2013 11:12:15 AM

Monsters University next week!

Buzz is apparently very good and word has it that Pixar has rediscovered their mojo. Cars 2 wasn't that great and Brave was good, but not Pixar good.  We'll see.

 

 

Wiseguy 6/10/2013 11:36:28 AM

Higgy you're joking right?

MOS by a landslide. New June record.
 

redhairs99 6/10/2013 12:18:10 PM

I'm think $150 million for MoS this weekend.  There's not really anything to compete against in the last couple of weeks.  This is the End will have it's draw, but it shouldn't effect MoS.  It's getting pretty positive (if not overwhelmingly positive) buzz.

Going to This is the End tonight for free from gofobo.  Keeping an eye peeled the next couple of days to see if I get an invite from them for MoS, but if not, I have my walmart ticket for Thursday night at 7pm.  Can't wait!!

shac2846 6/10/2013 12:33:59 PM

 Yeah Eibaz excited for some Monsters U almost as much as MOS. They guys at collider weren't even interested and they were invited to watch like 30-40 mins of the film and they said it was excellent. 

HomestarRunner 6/10/2013 1:05:44 PM

I wouldn't count Higgy out so quickly. Hollywood gave us four Superman movies starring Christopher Reeves (who is considered the quintessential Supes), each of which worse than the one before it. After a long break, we're told to forget movies 2-4 and to consider Superman Returns as the new Superman II, along with a new albeit-reminiscent face. Now, we are being told to forget all previous films and consider Man of Steel to be the first of a new Superman franchise...along with yet another new face. It's possible that the casual moviegoer may wait a week to find out from others if MOS is worth seeing.

This is the End, however, is a very unique take on your standard apocalyptic movie with a phenomenal early red-band trailer.

Yes, it seems likely to us that Man of Steel will beat This is the End, but...stranger things have happened.

Wiseguy 6/10/2013 1:11:18 PM

This is the End is a raunchy bloody gory comedy. These things never compare to main stream family all ages material. Plus MOS has been the top seller on fandango since last week if that's any indication. 30mill would be considered huge for This is the End, MOS is looking to top 100mil.

As for Monsters Inc. the following week I hope it's great but was never big on MU.

Looking forward to WWZ which despite all the negative reports from months back is getting very positive buzz
 

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