‘The First Purge’ Slays $100M+ Worldwide, Becomes Franchise Best Overseas
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ The First Purge has cleaned up over $100M globally, becoming the third film in the micro-budget franchise to reach the milestone. Through yesterday, The First Purge has also become the highest-grossing title in the franchise at the international box office. It’s already the top of the four films in several offshore markets. The current overseas total is $41.6M with $104.85M worldwide. The franchise cume stands at $423M global and counting.
The thrifty fourthquel started rollout in early July, working as counterprogramming to the World Cup overseas. Exhibitors got an extended look at CineEurope in Barcelona in June and major European hubs are now among its Top 5. They are: the UK ($6.2M), France ($5.5M), Mexico ($5.4M), Spain ($4.5M) and Germany ($4.4M) going into the next frame.