Much has been written this summer about the big “Hollywood” film flops. Although with studio accounting it is sometimes difficult to tell what is profitable and what isn’t … certainly Disney’s The Lone Ranger was a financial mess; everyone can agree on that one.
Another film that everyone nods in agreement on is the profitability of writer/director James DeMonaco’s The Purge … the highly publicized budget of around $3 million makes this $64.4 million box office success very profitable for Universal Pictures.
Add in critical praise and genre-fan acceptance and you can take it to the bank that the home entertainment market will be another success story!
This wholly original sci-fi thriller will be heading home on Oct. 8 as both a stand-alone DVD SKU and a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (both include UltraViolet). The ARR for that street date works out to 123 days.
The only bonus goodie is the featurette titled “Surviving The Night: The Making of The Purge.”
In other release news this week from Universal Studios, look for the double-disc, four-film Blu-ray collection titled Tremors Attack Pack (included are: Tremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection and Tremors 4: The Legend Begins) on Sept. 17.
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