‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Pushed Back a Month

Horror sequel will go head-to-head with “Jupiter Ascending”

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Universal will move “The Purge: Anarchy” back by nearly a month this summer, the studio said Friday.

The followup to low-budget horror maestro Jason Blum‘s 2013 hit will debut in theaters on July 18, 2014. It will face off against¬†Andy and Lana Wachowski‘s “Jupiter Ascending,” a futuristic adventure that stars Channing Tatum.

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“The Purge Anarchy” originally was slated to open on June 20, 2014, where it would have done battle with “Think Like a Man, Too” and Clint Eastwood‘s adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical “Jersey Boys.”

Like its predecessor, “The Purge” sequel takes up with the citizens of an imagined future prepare for another 12 hours of anarchy.