Chicago Purge Hoax: 112 People Murdered by Teens Reenacting ‘The Purge 2: Anarchy’ Totally Fake; Other Purge Rumors Trend on Twitter

August 15, 2014 Updated: August 17, 2014

There’s been rumors spreading on Twitter that several cities will partake in a “purge” based on the movie, “The Purge,” and it’s sequel.  However, the rumor about Chicago teens killing 112 people is a hoax from a satire site.

A “satire” website, Cream Bmp Daily, posted a bogus story late last month saying 112 people were murdered in Chicago due to a “purge.” 

However, a separate rumor spread via Twitter is saying a “purge” will take place in several cities on Aug. 15, including Louisville, Kentucky; Chicago; Jacksonville, Florida; and Detroit. A photo with imagery from the film was being shared, sparking the rumors.

Cream Bmp has a disclaimer, saying it’s not real. “CreamBmp.com Written by comedian CREAM. This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only,” it says.

Several other websites copied and pasted the bogus Cream Bmp story, which were being spread on Twitter.

Police in Louisville apparently are taking the Twitter rumors seriously

People need to call 911 and “let police handle it as quickly as they can,” Dwight Mitchell, a spokesman for Louisville Metro Police, told the Courier-Journal.

Mitchell said that if residents have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, they can chose to do so.

“If people are doing law-abiding things, they will be able to go about their activities” as usual, he added.

Louisville police spokesman Sgt. Phil Russell also told the paper his office will “take any threat that would incite violence on our community seriously.”

 

The Associated Press update:

‘Ninja Turtles’ top box office with $65.6M debut  

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” outmuscled “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the weekend box office.

Paramount’s live-action reboot of the comic-book franchise featuring a team of comical reptilian superheros earned $65.6 million in its opening weekend, topping the second outing of Marvel’s do-gooder space adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The Marvel comic book adaptation starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana made $42.1 million, bringing its total domestic haul to $176.5 million.

“Into the Storm,” the Warner Bros. disaster film, debuted in third place with $17.3 million.

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The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:

1. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Paramount, $65,575,105, 3,845 locations, $17,055 average, $65,575,105, 1 week.

2. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Disney, $42,124,922, 4,088 locations, $10,305 average, $176,515,761, 2 weeks.

3. “Into the Storm,” Warner Bros., $17,346,427, 3,434 locations, $5,051 average, $17,346,427, 1 week.

4. “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Disney, $10,979,290, 2,023 locations, $5,427 average, $10,979,290, 1 week.

5. “Lucy,” Universal, $9,488,805, 3,147 locations, $3,015 average, $97,511,610, 3 weeks.

6. “Step Up All In,” Lionsgate, $6,469,857, 2,072 locations, $3,123 average, $6,469,857, 1 week.

7. “Hercules,” Paramount, $5,746,891, 2,896 locations, $1,984 average, $63,508,138, 3 weeks.

8. “Get On Up,” Universal, $5,195,150, 2,469 locations, $2,104 average, $23,109,760, 2 weeks.

9. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” 20th Century Fox, $4,334,532, 2,306 locations, $1,880 average, $197,768,156, 5 weeks.

10. “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” Disney, $2,451,526, 2,280 locations, $1,075 average, $52,982,854, 4 weeks.

11. “The Purge: Anarchy,” Universal, $2,285,060, 1,602 locations, $1,426 average, $68,533,360, 4 weeks.

12. “A Most Wanted Man,” Roadside Attractions, $2,199,120, 801 locations, $2,745 average, $10,411,353, 3 weeks.

13. “Boyhood,” IFC Films, $1,973,656, 506 locations, $3,901 average, $10,537,043, 5 weeks.

14. “And So It Goes,” Freestyle Releasing, $1,204,696, 1,111 locations, $1,084 average, $13,243,215, 3 weeks.

15. “Sex Tape,” Sony, $1,124,492, 944 locations, $1,191 average, $36,907,190, 4 weeks.

16. “Magic in the Moonlight,” Sony Pictures Classics, $763,015, 170 locations, $4,488 average, $2,397,233, 3 weeks.

17. “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” 20th Century Fox, $690,037, 526 locations, $1,312 average, $170,121,152, 9 weeks.

18. “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” Paramount, $576,456, 580 locations, $994 average, $242,880,031, 7 weeks.

19. “Maleficent,” Disney, $538,694, 370 locations, $1,456 average, $236,053,668, 11 week.

20. “Tammy,” Warner Bros., $502,001, 550 locations, $913 average, $82,737,168, 6 weeks.

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