We wish we could see this movie so badly but it’s not been released here yet, so we keep reading what people think and how it is going, trying not to get spoilered. We found a few more nice things. 🙂
‘The Purge: Election Year’ Review: The Race For President Just Got Even More Horrifying
After the success of 2013’s low-budget horror thriller The Purge, followed the next year by The Purge: Anarchy, it was inevitable that there would be more in this clever, diabolically cynical and violent series of films that are made for modest cost, but produce big returns.
The Purge: Election Year, a timely title if ever there was one, is the most entertaining of the bunch, and with voter dissatisfaction at an all-time high, you have to think that moviegoers just may be in the mood for a different kind of presidential race than the one that is heating up right now. Who would have guessed that The Purge would provide some of the most exciting political fireworks of the year?
Writer/director James DeMonaco has this formula down pat, but the currency of this edition gives it an added value in addition to sharp production quality that belies the low $10 million budget. Grillo is a terrific leading man, making a credible action hero but not overdoing it. Mitchell is just fine as the Senator, as is Williamson. Ultimately the star of this is really the concept and it makes for a very watchable and durable franchise. Hopefully it doesn’t give the GOP or Democrats any ideas though of purging each other. Things are bad enough.
Thursday preview results are coming in and The Purge: Election Year got off to a great start, pulling in $3.64 million from 2,343 theaters. This is an improvement over both of the previous films which saw 2013’s The Purge bring in $3.44 million and 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy bring in $2.64 million. This is also ahead of the $3.4 million The Conjuring 2 brought in just a few weeks ago before it went on to open with $40.4 million over the three-day. The big test will be in the Election Year‘s overall Friday number, which will include Thursday’s previews. Should it bring in a little over $16 million we’re definitely looking at a weekend that could hit $30+ million for the three day and perhaps top $40 million for the four-day holiday. As of right now Mojo’s forecast below for the film is looking light.
The Purge is doing even better than other movies which have more theaters that are showing them. Pretty awesome! HAHA!
The BFG: 3,357 theaters
The Legend of Tarzan: 3,561 theaters
The Purge 3: 2,796 theaters
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