The Purge

Universal Pictures

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. 

Vin Diesel, Fast and Furious 6

Universal

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

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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