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‘The Purge’ Tops US Box Office With $36.4 Million Debut

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The Low-Budget flick starring Ethan Hawke takes #1 position, as ‘The Internship’ debuted at #4 spot. “The Purge,” from the same producer as the “Paranormal Activity” series and “Insidious,” was made for just $3 million, it shockingly steals top honor from reigning box office champion “Fast and Furious 6″.

But it managed to debut at #1 with $36.4 million, beating even some of the highest industry expectations. Unfavorable among critics, the horror-thriller film from director James DeMonaco opens to a stunning earning estimated.

The “Fast and Furious 6″ is forced to sit at No. 2 place in its third week, trailing behind the low-budget horror film with an estimated $19.8 million. As for “Now You See Me”, the magicians-turned-thieves movie starring Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher snatches another $19.5 million approx. in its second run.

The Blue Sky Studios’ “Epic” rounds up the top five place with an estimated $12.1 million for its third week. Check out the Top Ten Movies at US Box Office for June 07 – 09/2013:

  • “The Purge” – $36.4 million
  • “Fast and Furious 6″ – $19.8 million
  • “Now You See Me” – $19.5 million
  • “The Internship” – $18.1 million
  • “Epic” – $12.1 million
  • “Star Trek Into Darkness” – $11.7 million
  • “After Earth” – $11.2 million
  • “The Hangover Part III” – $7.4 million
  • “Iron Man 3″ – $5.8 million
  • “The Great Gatsby” – $4.2 million

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