Despite three very different new challengers, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' continued to rule over the box office this weekend. This doesn't spell disaster for the newcomers, but it does spell further success for the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' which is riding extremely positive word of mouth to a big box office tally.
Frank Grillo is about to make a big impression with his role as Crossbones in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' but before that, check out his new horror role in the latest 'The Purge 2' trailer (the film being officially titled 'The Purge: Anarchy'). Grillo plays a character who seems to know how to handle a night of purging, but to what end?
This is your emergency broadcast system to tell you that the 'Purge 2' trailer is finally online, and it brings back such fond memories of last year's hit summer horror -- only this time, we're headed away from the comfort of suburbia and straight into the heart of the city.
After 'The Purge' became a summer horror sensation with Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, Blumhouse Productions was ready for 'The Purge 2.' Though the film had a perfect formula applicable to various side stories, details on where the story would take us next proved scarce. Fortunately, one of the new stars has opened up and revealed our first tidbits on the next annual Purge.
After making bank on the first installment for such a relatively small production budget, Universal quickly signed off on 'The Purge 2.' So what date should we be sharpening our best blades for? Get ready because the next Purge will commence in eight months.
This weekend 'The Purge' made $34 million at the box office. As the film had a production budget of $3 million, that means the film started to turn a profit less than a day after it was released. So it's no surprise that they're moving forward with a sequel.
For the second week in a row, a David has taken down a Goliath. Last week, a little magician thriller handily derailed a Will Smith juggernaut and this week, the tiny horror film 'The Purge' took 'The Internship' down a peg or a dozen. We're one month in and this summer movie season has already given us plenty of surprises at the box office.
The summer movie season keeps chugging right along. (Yes, we realize it isn't technically summer yet, but as far as movies are concerned, it is.) This weekend we get a dose of comedy and a dash of the spooks, so take your pick, moviegoers.