If there was any doubt, we will Purge once again on July 4, 2018, Universal Pictures just announced.
The currently untiled fourth The Purge will once again be helmed by franchise creator/writer/director James DeMonaco, and bring back producers Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Sébastien K. Lemercier.
Deadline detailed the franchise’s insane success, explaining that the last pic in the series, Purge: Election Year, was the highest-grossing title in the series, grossing $79.2 million domestic and $118.6M worldwide when it bowed during the same Fourth of July frame last year. The original The Purge minted money on its low budget in 2013, grossing $64.5M domestic after and opening weekend take of $34.1M. The next pic, The Purge: Anarchy, did even better, grossing $111.9M worldwide in July 2014.
All in, The Purge franchise totals $315.4M at the global B.O. from combined production costs of $23M.
While Anarchy felt like an awesome throwback to the 80’s, Election Year was lackluster at best. It’s time for DeMonaco to really delve deep into his creative juices and go weird and wild. I want to see just how far they can take this concept – hopefully outside of the U.S. even…