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On a 3 million dollar budget, "The Purge" has already managed to earn an impressive 16 million dollars on Friday alone.

The movie is set in America, where one night a year, Crime is not illegal. Everyone locks their doors with dead bolts and any other protection that they can. If you can survive the night, you are good to go.

Ethan ( ugly as hell) Hawk and his family get in the middle of a murder squad when a young family member allows the one they are hunting sanctuary in their house.

All Hell then breaks loose as they try to outwit these deadly intruders or risk losing their lives if they fail.

At this point, " The Purge" is on pace to earn between 42-47 million this weekend.

Will it be the biggest indie film/surprise hit of the year? Just more proof that you do not need a 200 million dollar budget to make a hit movie. Just some form of creativity or an interesting idea.



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I think The Purge will surely do well and will (obviously) make a lot of money for the studio, but I doubt it'll be a large blockbuster or anything. It's shaping up to do some good numbers as Google Trends and other outlets are showing that "The Purge" is actually getting a lot of attention, though.

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NintendoPie said:
I think The Purge will surely do well and will (obviously) make a lot of money for the studio, but I doubt it'll be a large blockbuster or anything. It's shaping up to do some good numbers as Google Trends and other outlets are showing that "The Purge" is actually getting a lot of attention, though.


What would you consider a blockbuster? 45 million first week on a 3 million dollar budget. Then we have a 50-60 percent drop next weekend. It could push out close to 100 million.



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The premise is so fucking dumb!

Seems like a decent home invasion film though

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spurgeonryan said:


What would you consider a blockbuster? 45 million first week on a 3 million dollar budget. Then we have a 50-60 percent drop next weekend. It could push out close to 100 million.

Not talking about just weekend, but total. A blockbuster would be near or over 1 Billion total in the box-office. (Purely my definition.)



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Andrespetmonkey said:

The premise is so fucking dumb!

Seems like a decent home invasion film though

LemonSlice said:

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The premise can be seen as a critique of anarchist or minarchist view of government.  I have not seen the film, but it piqued my interest, because it looks like it goes to the heart of individuals who don't want government, or also goes into how people end up feeling the poor and disadvantaged are a burden on society.  The world of the film is one where one day of the year, society has the opportunity for the advantaged people to go and off those they consider losers in life, who are a burden.  Idea is to have natural order eliminate the loser and unsuccessful so that the competent can survive.  For those who end up arguing now that the government is the source of all evil in society today, the films shows a society where it is the people themselves that do it, with no government.  I do recall here that when discussing The Hunger Games, out came people saying, "It is the government doing this evil!".  Well The Purge is similar in that you off the disadvantaged, so that the strong survive, and it is NOT the government doing it.



crime is legal for a day and the best plot they can come up with is a home invasion slasher flick

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Chevinator123 said:
crime is legal for a day and the best plot they can come up with is a home invasion slasher flick

Considering how low of a budget there is for the movie, it would make sense.  Also, it is very likely home invasion is something that got greenlighted.  But, it would be interesting to end up doing something else with the material.  Like, here is a website done, based on the material:

http://www.newfoundersamerica.org/

And it is getting some mixed views of the film:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/07/critics-purge-attack-on-tea-party-nra/

Here is an interview with the director:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3231889/interview-director-james-demonaco-talks-the-purge-at-the-stanley-film-festival/