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Rawson Marshall Thurber
Bryce Dallas Howard,
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
This horror/action-adventure film from director Gerard McMurray serves as a prequel that recounts events that led up to the first Purge event. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use
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4 July 2018 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The First Purge
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Opening Weekend USA: $17,374,280,
8 July 2018, Wide Release
Gross USA: $69,086,325, 6 September 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $127,212,870, 16 August 2018
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Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?
Melonie Diaz's second film in which characters must fight for survival by killing others, the first being "The Belko Experiment".
Dolores states that the elevator is broken, but Isaiah is seen using the elevator to leave the building.
It tastes like old man ass
SPOILER: There is a mid-credit scene featuring a press briefing expressing the success of the Purge, and how as easily as next year, there could be a "nationwide Purge".
Written by Khadimoul Fall, David Biral, Denzel Baptiste, Jerry Cruz
Performed by Sheck Wes
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises