Out of nowhere, The Purge took the top spot at the box office with $36.4 million. The movie had a budget of only $3 million and one of the best openings ever for an R rated horror movie. Horror in general is up from last year with Mama and Evil Dead making $50+ million and The Purge should end up right around there, or a little higher. There’s apparently already a sequel to The Purge in the works. Fast & Furious 6 dropped down to second with $19.7 million, putting just over $200 million in total. Now You See Me stayed pretty strong, dropping down to third with $19.5 million. The Internship had a pretty weak opening for the pairing of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn with $18.1 million, half of Wedding Crasher’s opening and just barely above the most recent solo efforts from the duo. Epic remained in fifth with $12.1 million. After Earth plummeted from third last week to seventh this week, making just another $11.2 million and probably will not get anywhere close to making back it’s budget. Man of Steel is set to dominate this weekend, the only question is how big will it be and will it be enough for WB to seriously start cracking on a Justice League movie?
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.