Tuesday Night Report: ‘The First Purge’ Claims $2.5M Midweek Start

Wednesday Update: Universal reports this morning that The First Purge posted $2.5 million from last night’s opening shows beginning at 7pm in 2,350 locations.

Comparisons aren’t entirely apples and oranges due to the July 4th holiday landing on Wednesday this year — the first time that’s happened since 2012, predating the Purge franchise. That being said, The Purge: Election Year scored $3.64 million on the evening of Thursday, June 30, 2016, while The Purge: Anarchy pulled $2.6 million on the evening of Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Final weekend forecasts for First Purge and Ant-Man and the Wasp to follow later today.