The Michael Bay-produced big screen reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may not have fared well with critics (our review is forthcoming, stay tuned!), but it certainly made bank at the box office!
The movie ended up dethroning Marvel Studios’ better-received Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend, which slipped to second place. Guardians of the Galaxy still ended up earning a very strong $41.5 million in ticket sales during its second weekend however, and has now reached a worldwide gross of $313 million in ten days. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also failed to crack Guardians of the Galaxy’s new August opening record, where it took in a landmark $94.3 million in its first weekend, with a huge $11.2 million of that being from midnight screenings.
Nonetheless, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now sits atop the weekend box office for the second weekend of August, raking in a cool $65 million from domestic ticket sales in Canada and the U.S. In response, Paramount has already authorized a sequel to the reboot, which will bow on June 3rd, 2016.
This places it a week after Fox’s own massive Marvel blockbuster, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Disney’s sequel to one of their billion-plus grossers, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. On the date itself, the movie will be squaring off against Seth Rogen’s R-rated animated flick, Sausage Party.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tony Shalhoub, and William Fichtner, with Johnny Knoxville, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Howard serving as the voices of the titular Turtles. The movie is available to view in both 3D and 2D.
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