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The First Purge (2018)

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The First Purge is an action movie directed by Gerard McMurray and starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, and Joivan Wade. The film has a $13 million budget and is 1 hour 37 minutes in length. The First Purge currently has a 5.2 IMDb rating. The movie is rated R.

This page has up-to-date information on The First Purge as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including summary, release dates, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Release dates

The official theatrical release date for The First Purge is July 4, 2018.

When will The First Purge be out on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The First Purge DVD and Blu-ray release date is Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The estimated DVD release date is October 2018. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in September 2018. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Film details

Cinema Release Date: July 4, 2018
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: October 2, 2018
Film Budget: $13 million
Box Office: $69 million (U.S.)
Length: 1 hour 37 minutes
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language English
Age Rating: R

release date for The First Purge

Plot summary

What is The First Purge about?

America’s third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.



5.2 IMDb 54 Metascore

The movie has a 5.2 out of 10 IMDb rating and 54 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update the review scores.

Parental rating

The First Purge is rated R. R stands for 'Restricted', which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

Film budget

How much did The First Purge cost to make?

The First Purge had a budget of $13,000,000. The movie cost over $13 million to make.

The First Purge movie poster

Box Office

How much did The First Purge make?

The First Purge has made over $69 million domestically at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray, and digital sales.

Film facts

How long is The First Purge?

The movie is 1 hour 37 minutes long.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

What year did The First Purge come out?

The First Purge is released on July 4, 2018. The movie has been out for .

Who is the director of The First Purge?

Gerard McMurray directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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