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ReutersJun 10 (TheWrap.com) - With the $3 million "The Purge" taking in $36 million â or 12 times its production budget â in its first three days at the box office, you may be wondering why every studio isn't releasing micro-budgeted thrillers in hopes of...
VarietyEthan Hawke. Welcome back, sir. After several years of roles in mostly genre or small independent films, Hawke scored his biggest opening weekend ever, with Universal's "The Purge" grossing a boffo estimated $36.4 million. That well surpasses the actor'...
ReutersJun 09 (TheWrap.com) - The micro-budget home-invasion thriller "The Purge" debuted with an estimated $36.3 million at the box office this weekend, putting the brakes on the two-week dominance of the cars-and-criminals sequel"Fast & Furious 6." The...
ReutersJun 08 (TheWrap.com) - Universal's ultra-low budget home-invasion thriller "The Purge" powered to a scary-good $16.7 million in its debut Friday and is heading for a $35 million first weekend. That would mean the studio's first movie to come out of its...
If you're a movie studio with money to burn, summer is bonfire time. Almost every week there's a new $200-million-plus production — Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" and Paramount's "World War Z" are the next budget-busters — and it costs...
VarietyThat old horror-movie standard, a homestead besieged by psychos, gets remixed with a bit of Occupy-era class-conflict satire in the disappointing future-set thriller "The Purge." Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey are interestingly cast, slightly against type,...
James DeMonaco's "The Purge" is a bloody-minded, heavy-handed satire of life within these violent United States. It's a horror film with the occasional visceral thrill — the fear of being hunted, the excitement of righteous violence against nameless...
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A couple years ago the agent-turned-producer Gavin Polone ("Zombieland") detailed just how excessive movie star perks can be. Not only are actors paid a salary, he noted in a piece for Vulture, but add-ons often include private jet travel and luxury...
ReutersJun 06 (TheWrap.com) - "The Purge," a horror thriller that cost $3 million to make, looks like it will knock off the far pricier "Fast and Furious 6" and Owen Wilson-Vince Vaughn workplace comedy "The Internship" at the box office this weekend. Universal...
OPENING FRIDAY The Internship There are really three movie stars headlining ‘‘The Internship’’: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Google. Actually, it’s a surprise Google doesn’t get top billing over the humans, so...
McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceJames DeMonaco's "The Purge" is a bloody-minded, heavy-handed satire of life within these violent United States. It's a horror film with the occasional visceral thrill the fear of being hunted, the excitement of righteous violence against nameless...
In a roundabout way, producer Jason Blum owes his career revival to the 2010 flop "The Tooth Fairy." Blum worked as an executive at Miramax, 1995-2000, where he helped oversee a number of features that, in his words, "no one ever saw." He eventually...
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