The heroes in the half shell are still at the top of the box office in their second week at the domestic box office. That’s right geeks, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is reviving 90’s nostalgia and gaining new fans as we speak. The movie directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-produced by Michael Bay added $28.4 million in its second week, bringing in a total domestic gross of $117.6 million.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is still going strong, adding an estimated $24.7 million in its third week. The comic book movie directed by James Gunn and produced by Marvel head Kevin Feige raked in an estimated total of $222.3 million since its release. Stars from TV’s “New Girl”, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans are trailing in third place with the release of their buddy cop movie, “Let’s Be Cops”. The two comedians are not cops but become neighborhood sensations when they dress as police officers for a costume party. They find themselves mixed up in real police work involving some serious criminals as they try to survive as the neighbourhood “heroes”. Despite the movie featuring the perfect comedy duo, “Let’s Be Cops“ has been met with generally negative reviews. Unfortunately the buddy cop movie panned on its debut weekend with an estimated $17.7 million.
Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 3” also flopped on its debut weekend in fourth place with an estimated $16.2 million. The third installment is also the worst performing movie in the franchise with The Expendables” raking in $34.8 million back in 2010, while “The Expendables 2″ debuted to $28.6 in 2012. Internationally, Sly should expect a nice bump over the next couple of weeks if previous market related trends is anything to go by. On average, “The Expendables” and “The Expendables 2″ earned approximately 55%-70% of its total revenue internationally.
Social science fiction film “The Giver” based on the 1993 novel of same name by Lois Lowry also nose-dived on its debut weekend with approximately $12.8 million in fifth place. Despite casting Hollywood heavy weights Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, the film failed to capture the imagination of moviegoers in the young-adult novel adaptation genre such as “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo
- “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – $28.4 Million
- “Guardians of the Galaxy” – $24.7 million
- “Let’s Be Cops” – $17.7 million
- “The Expendables 3” – $16.2 million
- “The Giver” – $12.8 million
- “Into the Storm (2014)” – $7.7 million
- “The Hundred-Foot Journey” – $7.1 million
- “Lucy” – $5.3 million
- “Step Up All In” – $2.7 million
- “Boyhood” – $2.2 million