According to Deadline, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will finish in first place this holiday weekend, with an estimated $26M. The film is in its second weekend and down 60% from last week. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy keeps chugging along, with $23M. That's good enough for second, though observers believe there is a chance the film could close that gap based on Saturday's figures. Expendables 3 is underperforming. It'll finish in third with a $16M debut weekend. That's off by 54% from the first Expendables and 40% off from Expendables 2. Also of note: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes should cross over the $200M ($201.9M) domestic mark this weekend, despite not finishing in the top ten.
1). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PAR), 3,980 theaters (+135) / $7M+ Friday
3-day est. cume: $26M+ (-60%) / Total est. cume: $115.6M / Wk 2
2). Guardians of the Galaxy (DIS), 3,697 theaters (-391) / $6M to $7M Fri.
3-day cume: $23M / Total cume: $220.9M / Wk 3
3). Expendables 3, (LGF), 3,221 theaters / $5.9M to $6M Fri.
3-day cume: $16M+ / Wk 1
4). Let’s Be Cops (FOX), 3,094 theaters / $5.2M Wed. $3.2M Thurs. / $5.3M Fri.
3-day cume: $14.8M / 5-day cume: $23M to $23.5M / Wk 1
5). The Giver (TWC), 3,003 theaters / $4.5M to $4.9M Fri.
3-day cume: $12.5M / Wk 1
6). The Hundred-Foot Journey (DIS), 2,043 theaters (+20)/ $2M+ Fri.
3-day cume: $7M t0 $8M (-26%) / Total cume: $24.6M / Wk 2
7). Into The Storm (WB), 3,434 theaters (0) / $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $6M to $7M+ (-61%) / Total cume: $30.4M / Wk 2
8). Lucy (UNI), 2,520 theaters (-627) / $1.56M Fri.
3-day cume: $5.2M to $5.5M / Total cume: $107.5M / Wk 4
9). Step Up All In (LGF), 2,072 theaters 0) / $800K to $900K Fri.
3-day cume: $2M to $3M (-58%) / Total cume: $11.9M / Wk 2
10). Get On Up (UNI), 1,101 theaters (-1,368) / $575K Fri.
3-day cume: $1.8M to $2M+ / Total cume: $27M / Wk 3
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon and William Fichtner as Shredder. It lands in theaters August 8, 2014.