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    Box Office: The Purge Takes No. 1, Ends Fast & Furious 6's Reign

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    The Purge slashed away this week's box office competition.

    Jason Blum's low-budget thriller, which stars Ethan Hawke and Game of Thrones' Lena Headey, took the No.1 spot at this weekend's box office with $36.4 million, ending Fast & Furious 6's two-week reign at the top. 

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    The Purge, which cost only $3 million to make, shocked analysts, who expected the film to only rake in about $17 million. 

    Although Fast & Furious 6 was knocked down a spot, the film still pulled in strong numbers, landing in No. 2 with $19.8 million.

    Now You See Me also dropped a spot from its opening weekend, grabbing third in this weekend's box office with a close $19.5 million.

    Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's comedy The Internship debuted in fourth with $18.1 million, making it the lowest debut for a Shawn Levy film in a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter

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    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo

    1. The Purge, $36.4 million

    2. Fast & Furious 6, $19.8 million

    3. Now You See Me, $19.5 million

    4. The Internship, $18.1 million

    5. Epic, $12.1 million

    6. Star Trek Into Darkness, $11.7 million

    7. After Earth, $8 million

    8. The Hangover Part III, $7.4 million

    9. Iron Man 3 $5.8 million

    10. The Great Gatsby, $4.2 million 

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