I am saddened, shocked, and confused by this week’s box office numbers. Not only did Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have an impressive $65 million opening, they also knocked Guardian of the Galaxy out of the top spot!
Guardians of the Galaxy came in at number two with $41.5 million, dropping 56% from last week’s stellar performance.
Into the Storm swept up the number three spot, opening with $18 million.
The Hundred-Foot Journey served up $11.1 million at number four.
Lucy powered down to number five with $9.3 million.
Step Up All In had two left feet, opening at number six with just $6.5 million. Someone put this franchise out of its misery.
Hercules was weak at number seven with just $5.7 million. The $100 million epic has earned just $63 million domestically.
Get On Up hit a sour note and fell to number eight with $5 million. James Brown would not “feel good” about that.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gathered another $4.4 million at number nine.
Rounding out the top ten was Planes: Fire & Rescue with $2.4 million.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65,000,000 $65,000,000
2 Guardians of the Galaxy $41,531,000 $175,922,000
3 Into The Storm $18,015,000 $18,015,000
4 The Hundred-Foot Journey $11,123,000 $11,123,000
5 Lucy $9,331,000 $97,354,000
6 Step Up All In $6,575,000 $6,575,000
7 Hercules $5,700,000 $63,461,000
8 Get On Up $5,012,000 $22,927,000
9 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $4,400,000 $197,834,000
10 Planes: Fire & Rescue $2,419,000 $52,950,000
Next week, the geriatric action stars of Expendables 3 take on the idiotic comedy Let’s Be Cops as well as the latest hit teen novel adapted for film, The Giver. I’ll go out on a limb and say Let’s Be Cops will pull out the win. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going.
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