Box Office Roundup: Turtles Finish #1

By Peter Towe

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

The Michael Bay produced, Jonathan Liebesman directed TMNT opened number one, solidifying Bay as a box office juggernaut, and a contributing factor of the death of cinema.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finished its opening weekend strong, finishing with an estimated $65 million, toppling both The Guardians of the Galaxy and studio expectation.  Despite its many flaws, TMNT performed above expectations with the studio quickly announcing the sequels official release date June 3, 2016.  Regardless of the films aim towards kids, the filmmakers could have tried harder.  It was an incredibly lazy film with no heart at the core.  But, you’ve already heard this before.

Guardians of the Galaxy dropped considerably in its second weekend, falling to number two, earning $41.5 million.  The movie has still done exceptionally well, making $175 million domestically and looks to be on track to earn over $250 million.

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The CGI “spectacle” Into the Storm finished with $18 million, as audiences didn’t seem to interested in the film with better options on their plates.

Here’s the full top-ten from the weekend box office.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65 million

2. Guardians of the Galaxy $41.5 million

3. Into the Storm $18 million

4. The Hundred-Foot Journey $11.1 million

5. Lucy $9.3 million

6. Step Up All In $6.6 million

7. Hercules $5.7 million

8. Get on Up $5 million

9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $4.4 million

10. Planes: Fire and Rescue $2.4 million

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