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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 Aug 17 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $28.4 2 $117.6 C+
2.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$24.7 3 $222.3 A-
3. $17.7 1 $26.1 F
4.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$16.2 1 $16.2 B
5.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$12.8 1 $12.8 C-
6.
Into the Storm
Warner Bros.
$7.7 2 $31.3 D+
7.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$7.1 2 $23.6 B
8.
Lucy
Universal
$5.3 4 $107.5 B
9.
Step Up All In
Lionsgate
$2.7 2 $11.8 B-
10.
Boyhood
IFC
$2.1 6 $13.8 A
* in millions