Box office watchers had been expecting The Internship to disappoint at the box office due to soft tracking, but few had thought The Purge would do as well as it did. While there were already rumbling it might have a chance of topping the box office, in the end it not only took the number one spot but did so with style, taking $36 million.
That’s particularly impressive considering it only cost $3 million to make. It’s also a record for an original R-rated movie, overtaking last year’s The Devil Inside.
In the end The Internship could only make it to the number 4 slot, taking $18.1 million. That’s actually ahead on some people’s expectations, but still a disappointment for a $60 million movie that many had expected to hit it big, especially with the Wedding Crashers reteaming of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
This weekend also saw Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Into Darkness pass the $200 million mark, while The Hangover Part III passed $100 million.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of June 7th-9th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|2||Fast & Furious 6||$19.7||$202.9|
|3||Now You See Me||$19.5||$61.3|
|6||Star Trek Into Darkness||$11.7||$200.1|
|8||The Hangover Part III||$7.3||$102.3|
|9||Iron Man 3||$5.7||$394.3|
|10||The Great Gatsby||$4.2||$136.1|