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Box Office Report: The Purge wipes out Internship

The box office results for the weekend of June 7th – 9th has intrigue winning over the redundant as The Purge attracted the masses. Here are the studio estimates:

1. The Purge ($36.4 million)

2. Fast & Furious 6 ($19.8 million)

3. Now You See Me ($19.5 million)

4. The Internship ($18.1 million)

5. Epic ($12.1 million)

6. Star Trek Into Darkness ($11.7 million)

7. After Earth ($11.2 million)

8. The Hangover Part III ($7.3 million)

9. Iron Man 3 ($5.7 million)

10. The Great Gatsby ($4.2 million)

Analysis (Hungover-groomsman-in-wedding-edition)

The Purge is an instant Sleeper Hit as it only rang up a $3 million production bill.

The Internship was raised to life for $58 million yet won’t be seeing dividends on the domestic front nor the overseas market after the shaky opening entry. Plus, the lovely critics and audiences aren’t too enamored with the product. Hello, Flop Alert.

Iron Man 3 currently holds the longest streak in the top ten with 6 weeks. Domestically, it has risen to $394.3 million.

This week, Wednesday brings in This Is the End and Friday is all about Man of Steel. Reviews will be right here my fellow Shockers!

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Joe Belcastro is an established movie critic in Tampa, Florida. As a member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, most of his time is spent reviewing upcoming movies. He also covers news pertaining to the film industry, on both a local and national level as well as conducting interviews. To contact Joe Belcastro regarding a story or with general questions about his services, please e-mail him and/or follow him on Twiiter @TheWritingDemon.

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