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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 Sep 1 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$22.2 5 $280.5 A-
2. $15.7 4 $166.4 C+
3.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$11.6 2 $32.2 C-
4. $10.5 3 $59.7 F
5.
As Above, So Below
Universal
$10.3 1 $10.3 C
6.
The November Man
Relativity
$10.2 1 $11.9 C
7. $8.0 2 $18.7 NA
8.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$6.9 3 $33.1 C-
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.3 4 $41.1 B
10.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$4.5 3 $34.2 B
* in millions