‘The Purge’ Wins Box Office

The Purge, a suspense thriller made for just $3 million, won the weekend box-office race, raking in an estimated $36.4 million. Starring Ethan Hawke, the film doubled expectations by taking advantage of the dearth of horror films released recently, according to industry analysts. Fast & Furious 6 slid into second place with $19.8 million in its third week in theaters. The action movie has so far made a total of $584 million. Now You See Me, an illusionist heist film, made $19.5 million.