Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

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June 10th, 2013

Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

"The Purge" climbed to top spot at the box office during the weekend of June 7, earning $36,400,000. In the year 2022, the United States government has changed in drastic ways. For twelve hours each year, almost all criminal activity is legal. The Sandin family attempts to deal with the Purge in a safe way, hiding their two teenaged children in a securely locked house. When an intruder and a tragic event converge, the Sandins have to make tough decisions about how to deal with a threat to their safety. "The Purge" has an R rating for language and strong disturbing violence.

With opening weekend profits of $18,100,000, "The Internship" landed in fourth place in rankings. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star as two salesmen. Billy and Nick realize that the information age has left them far behind. Thinking fast, the men take on an unexpected role: that of interns at Google. Surrounded by young geniuses, Billy and Nick show that inventiveness knows no age limits. Mature content, crude humor, partying, and language contribute to the comedy's PG-13 rating.

Continuing Films

"Fast & Furious 6" saw weekend profits of $19,800,000. Since the movie opened, it has earned over $202 million. Luke Hobbs has a mission, and he needs the very best men to help him succeed. He wastes no time in seeking the help of Dominic Toretto, a professional criminal who will do almost anything in exchange for amnesty and a chance to return to the United States. "Fast & Furious 6" features a PG-13 rating for mature content, language, and intense sequences of violence, action, and mayhem.

"Now You See Me" brought in $19,500,000. Overall, the movie has earned more than $61 million. Known as the Four Horsemen, Daniel, Henley, Jack, and Merritt are much more than Las Vegas performers. They encourage their audience to participate during their illusions, especially when those illusions involve real crimes. With the authorities breathing down their necks, the Four Horsemen may be in for trouble. The film's PG-13 rating is due to language, mature content, and some action.

"Epic" has made over $84 million overall, including the $12,100,000 of weekend earnings. After going to live with her estranged father, teenage M.K. learns about a world beyond her own. Although she is not sure she believes the rumors of tiny forest warriors, M.K. has no choice but to take the stories seriously after she ends up shrunk down to a tiny size. "Epic" has a PG rating for scary images, brief rude language, and mild action.

"Star Trek Into Darkness" has made more than $200 million since its debut. During the weekend of June 7, the film earned $11,700,000. Captain Kirk and his crew have faced countless dangers together, but nothing quite prepares for what they find when the return to Earth. With his home planet in grave danger, Kirk decides to tackle what seems like an impossible mission and save the day. J.J. Abrams' sci-fi film has a PG-13 rating for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence.

"After Earth" saw weekend profits of $11,200,000, bringing overall earnings to over $46 million. All Kitai wants is to make his father proud, but his war hero father is a tough man to impress. Kitai's recklessness is his downfall. During one last voyage together, Kitai and Cypher end up trapped in a life-or-death situation together. Kitai has to rise to the challenge. "After Earth" has a PG-13 rating for disturbing images and sci-fi violence and action.

Movies to DVD

"Oz the Great and Powerful" arrives out on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, June 11. When Oscar winds up in a beautiful and fantastical world, he soon learns that it might be no accident. A trio of beautiful witches, a flying monkey, and other unusual characters will help the circus magician figure out his destiny. The movie has a PG rating for brief mild language, scary images, and action sequences.

"Snitch" stars Dwayne Johnson as John, a man who will do anything to protect his young son. After learning that his son is facing prison time, John decides that the only way to clear his child's name is to go undercover with the DEA. His plan may work, but it is not without serious risks. "Snitch" has a PG-13 rating for sequences of violence, as well as drug content.

"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" arrives out on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 11. As children, Hansel and Gretel used their ingenuity to escape a tough situation. As adults, they are feared and ruthless bounty hunters with a skill for killing witches. One enchantress hopes to put an end to their witch-killing ways. The action film has an R rating for strong fantasy violence and gore, language, and brief nudity and mature content.