In an amazing showing, The Purge was the number one film this weekend, bringing in a simply stellar $36.4 million. The film was low budget and snuck up on everyone, but there was some signs that The Purge would resonate, with 8 million views for the trailer on YouTube. The Purge should enjoy its weekend, since next week sees the release of Man Of Steel.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump:
The Internship, reteaming Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, debut in fourth place with $18 million, a definite letdown for all involved.
As for the rest of the weekend, Fast & Furious 6 dropped to second place with $19.8 million. Now You See Me was behind it in third place with $19,5 million, while Epic closed things out in fifth place with $12 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Fast & Furious 6 – $25 million
2) The Purge – $18 million
3) Now You See Me – $17.5 million
4) The Internship – $15 million
5) After Earth – $10 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) The Purge – $36.4 million
2) Fast & Furious 6 – $19.8 million
3) Now You See Me – $19.5 million
4) The Internship – $18 million
5) Epic – $12 million
Next week we will get to see just how super Superman is, as the much anticipated Man of Steel opens with its already impressive pre-sold box office power.