Ethan Hawke’s ‘The Purge’ Tops Friday Box Office With $16.7M
Directed by James DeMonaco, The Purge finds its leads (Hawke and Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey) in the not too distant future. It’s also a time when the U.S. government holds an annual “Purge” session to balance out the society. Nearly all crime becomes legal and pretty much all hell breaks loose.
“I have a secret fantasy of being an environmental terrorist — like when I see these oil spills and all these dead fish and the chopping down of forests. I’d love to slip just a little dynamite in somewhere. That would be where my inner demon lurks,” Hawke recently told Grantland when asked what he would do in a real life “Purge.”