Blair Witch may be having box office blues, but The Purge: Election Year certainly isn’t. The third and apparently final instalment in the Purge franchise has just surpassed both its predecessors to make an impressive $114.2 million globally. The Purge made $89.3 million and its sequel Anarchy grossed an equally impressive $111.9.
We think it would be a shame for the franchise to end here, because audiences are obviously still digging the mayhem the films explore when people are given 12 hours to commit as much crime as they please. With the latest earning so much dosh at the box office, we reckon that another Purge will be on the cards soon.
As a young girl, Sen. Charlie Roan survived the annual night of lawlessness that took the lives of her family members. As a presidential candidate, Roan is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust once and for all. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it’s up to Leo Barnes, her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem.
We thought Election Year was pretty great, you can check out our review here.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)