‘The Purge’ breaks out

June 8th, 2013 - Graham Eley

Universal’s $3m micro-budget home-invasion thriller ‘The Purge’, starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headley, has taken the North American box office by storm, grossing a sensational $16.7m on its Friday debut.  A lively presence on social media in the build-up to the release helped fuel audience demand and should continue to have more impact on the remainder of the weekend than its regulation ‘C’ CinemaScore for a horror film.  It is the second feature from industry insider, James DeMonaco, following his ‘Staten Island’ four years ago and should finish the three days on $35m.

 

The other wide weekend release, ‘The Internship’, reuniting Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, exceeded expectations on Friday with a $6.6m return.  Shawn Levy’s comedy defied disappointing reviews with a ‘B+’ CinemaScore and could reach as high as $21m by the end of the weekend.  It should be enough to take second place just ahead of two strong holds from ‘Fast & Furious 6’ and ‘Now You See Me’, which both grossed $6m yesterday.buy domperidone new zealanddomperidone gastroparesis motilium cheapdomperdone purchase motiliumdomperidone canada motilium buy uk

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