TMNT beat Guardians with $65 million, will return in 2016 sequel
It was a another big-week at the box-office as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Paramount stole the top-spot away from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ by Marvel. The domestic estimates for the film has the TMNT raking $65 million in ticket sales for the opening weekend.
With the success of the film this weekend TMNT’s will be getting a sequel, the studio confirm today, set to be released in June 2016. This installment was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett alongside the CGI turtles.
That bumps ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ down to the number two spot, adding $41.5 million in the film’s second weekend and raising the domestic bank to just about $176 million overall. The number three spot went to Warner Bros. pictures’ ‘Into the Storm,’ also and it’s opening weekend. That film took in $18 million this weekend, opening at 3,434 locations.
The number four film also came from Disney, this one called ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’. This is the third film opening this weekend and it took in $11.1 million domestically. At number five and still holding on is ‘Lucy’ from Universal Pictures. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and still managed to take in just over $9 million this weekend, bringing its total to just over $97 million across the nation.