‘The Purge’ Tops Weekend With $36.4 Million

Universal and Jason Blum’s microbudgeted thriller “The Purge” had no trouble scaring off “The Internship” as it grossed a stunning $36.4 million — double the opening of the Google comedy.

“The Purge,” starring Ethan Hawke and “Game of Thrones'” Lena Headey, wasn’t Universal’s only victory of the weekend. “Fast & Furious 6″claimed the No. 2 spot as it grossed $19.8 million in its third weekend to race past the $200 million mark domestically.

Directed by Shawn Levy, “The Internship”placed No. 4 behind “Now You See Me” as it opened to a muted $18.1 million, despite reuniting Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson for the first time since “Wedding Crashers” in 2005.

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