Sunday, August 17, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Holds on to Second Weekend

Or in other news, The Expendables 3 way underperforms (more about that later).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must be making Michael Bay happy as it continues to remain on top of the box office ($28.4 million) followed closely behind by the third weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy ($24.7 million).  The later of which, seems on track to challenge Captain America: The Winter Solder's $259.7 million for highest grossing movie of the year (domestically).

Now onto The Expendables 3? No, not yet…

because in third place is Let's Be Cops an R-rated comedy that no one really wanted to see, though, still raked in $17.7 million, enough to place it higher than…

The Expendables 3, which made a paltry $16.2 million for a movie stacked with a box office exploding cast.  The Expendables opened to $34.8 million in 2010 followed by The Expendables 2's $28.6 million in 2012… so you can already chart downward it's fatigue.  They may attribute this to the fully leaked pirate of the film. However, one should note that this is also the lowest rated of the three only garnering a 35% Tomatometer compared to the 41% and 65% for the first two. Maybe they need to get Michael Bay to do the next one?

The silver lining in all this, of course, is that The Expendables franchise does tend to do better overseas and will probably make it's money back.

The other newcomer this week was The Giver, based off the popular book.  But like the third Expendables, it underwhelmed audiences this weekend, ($12.8 million).



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  
2) Guardians of the Galaxy
3) Let's Be Cops
4) The Expendables 3
5) The Giver
6) Into The Storm
7) The Hundred-Foot Journey
8) Lucy
9) Step Up All In
10) Boyhood 
$28.4 million
$24.7 million
$17.7 million
$16.2 million
$12.8 million
$7.7 million
$7.1 million
$5.3 million
$2.7 million
$2.2 million
$117.6 million
$222.3 million
$26.1 million
$16.2 million
$12.8 million
$31.3 million
$23.6 million
$107.5 million
$11.8 million
$13.8 million
$125 million
$170 million
$17 million
$90 million
$25 million
$50 million
$66 million
$40 million
n/a
$4 million

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