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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The sequel continues with its liberating yet fearful concept that everyone is allowed to do whatever they want for one night without any consequences.

FREE WILL In a world where there are no rules would your first instinct be to wear face paint?
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FREE WILL In a world where there are no rules would your first instinct be to wear face paint?

Details Release Date: Jul 18, 2014; Genres: Horror, Thriller; With: Zach Gilford, Frank Grillo and Michael K. Williams; Distributor: Universal Pictures

Last June's low-budget horror film The Purge grossed an impressive $65 million but left many complaining that its single-house setting did not do justice to the premise of a night during which citizens can commit any crime, including murder. In the Warriors-esque sequel, five folks make their way across a city as the titular event is in full swing. ''I feel I've delivered on that promise of a world that has descended into madness,'' says returning writer-director James DeMonaco. While the first movie concentrated on suburban one-percenters played by Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, the follow-up details the travails of ''people who can't afford to protect themselves.'' And that could be a 99 percent improvement.
Originally posted Apr 09, 2014
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Weekend of Jul 27 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Lucy
Universal
$44.0 1 $44.0 B
2.
Hercules
Paramount
$29.0 1 $29.0 C-
3. $16.4 3 $172.1 B+
4.
The Purge: Anarchy
Universal
$9.9 2 $51.3 C-
5.
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Walt Disney Pictures
$9.3 2 $35.1 B
6.
Sex Tape
Sony
$6.0 2 $26.9 C+
7. $4.6 5 $236.4 D+
8.
And So It Goes
Clarius Entertainment
$4.6 1 $4.6 C-
9.
Tammy
Warner Bros.
$3.4 4 $78.1 B
10.
A Most Wanted Man
Roadside Attractions
$2.7 1 $2.7 B
* in millions