Weekend Box Office: 'The Purge' Scares Away the Competition
The Purge wasn't Universal's only success this weekend, as Fast & Furious 6 took in another $19.8 million, putting it in second for weekend gross.
This weekend's big disappointment comes by way of The Internship which made a meager $18.1 million, putting it in fourth place, behind Now You See Me. The Google commercial "comedy" is director Shawn Levy's worst opening in a decade and will certainly do nothing for the careers of stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. However, audiences were much kinder to the movie than critics as it holds a CinemaScore rating of B+ versus a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Epic rounds out the top five, taking in $12.1 million this weekend.
Up next weekend: This is the End, The Bling Ring and Man of Steel.