“The Purge: Anarchy,” the second episode in The Purge franchise, is exceeding box office expectations.
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According to Forbes one top-grossing movie this summer has been “The Purge: Anarchy,” which brought in a solid $13 million on its opening night in July, and a solid $30 million opening weekend. According to Scott Mendelson, Forbes Film Critic and Box Office Guru: “As it stands, ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ is the first unquestionably successful theatrical horror film of the year.”
“The Purge: Anarchy” is expected to outshine the original “The Purge” film which, mostly disliked by both horror fans and casual moviegoers, grossed just $64 million over its entire theatrical run. As of this week, the total domestic gross of “The Purge: Anarchy” has already far exceeded its predecessor with an estimated $68,548,300 (domestic) and a total estimated worldwide gross of $95,548,300.
The reason? According to Forbes, “The Purge: Anarchy” is a superior film to The Purge and gives viewers a far more expansive story this time around. The magazine notes that the film’s city-wide narrative is more engaging than the first installment’s “claustrophobic” home invasion plot, and concludes that this sequel is the year’s first “unquestionable smash” in the usually reliable horror genre.
Here’s a look at the trailer:
“The Purge: Anarchy was released July 18, 2014, and is now playing at a theater near you!
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