Purge: Election Year just became the highest grossing film in the franchise

The Purge Election Year James DeMonaco

So much for THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR being the final film in the PURGE franchise. That promise always seemed a little premature, but the film just became the highest grossing entry of the series, so I don't see why they wouldn't greenlight a part 4. That's right, ELECTION YEAR just passed $114.2 million in the global box office, as opposed to the original PURGE's $89.3 million and ANARCHY's $111.9 million. Each entry has surpassed the last, in a pattern that's pretty unusual for a movie franchise.

I wasn't a huge fan of ELECTION YEAR based on its script, but there's no denying that writer-director James DeMonaco has beefed up each film with bigger ideas, setpieces, and action, and it's actually working! The success of this horror franchise spells out good news for genre fans everywhere, whether or not they particularly care for the PURGE itself. This summer has seen a huge selection of horror properties, and the fact that they're actually succeeding means we'll only be getting more and more as we go along.

So thank you, ELECTION YEAR, from the bottom of our hearts. We may not be friends, but damn it. I respect you.


As a young girl, Sen. Charlie Roan survived the annual night of lawlessness that took the lives of her family members. As a presidential candidate, Roan is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust once and for all. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it's up to Leo Barnes, her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem.

ELECTION YEAR stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Grillo, and Mykelti Williamson.

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Extra Tidbit: Which PURGE film was your favorite?
Source: Deadline



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