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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 Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
American Sniper
Warner Bros.
$64.4 5 $200.1 C+
2.
The Boy Next Door
Universal
$15.0 1 $15.0 C+
3.
Paddington
Weinstein Co.
$12.4 2 $40.1 A-
4.
The Wedding Ringer
Screen Gems
$11.6 2 $39.7 D
5.
Taken 3
Fox
$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
6.
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
7.
Strange Magic
Touchstone
$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
8.
Selma
Paramount
$5.5 5 $39.2 A
9.
Mortdecai
Lionsgate
$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
10.
Into the Woods
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
* in millions

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