It’s the moment you all have been waiting for. The third film in the surprisingly successful horror/thriller series now has a release date. Some people assumed The Purge 3 would be released this summer, which would make sense because the first two films were released in back-to-back years. We saw the first Purge hit theaters in 2013, and the second film was released just one year later in 2014.
Why mess up a good thing? We are not sure, but according to the official release down below, the third Purge film won’t be released until July 1, 2016.
Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge 3 reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America.
As mentioned in the release above, the first two films in the franchise have been extremely successful at the box office. $200 million for two films combined may not seem like extraordinary numbers, but that changes when you find out just how cheap they were to produce.
The first film had a $3 million production budget! The second film, Anarchy, only jumped up to a $9 million budget, so that’s why the box office numbers are so huge.
We don’t know much about the third film. It was reported last year that it could be a prequel. The film would focus on how the horrific event began. But this delay in production could mean they were not satisfied with that idea. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more information.
And as always: keep your doors locked, your milk cold and your heart warm.