BOX OFFICE: TMNT & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Go #1 & #2; EXPENDABLES 3 Falters

Deadline is reporting, Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will claim the top spot at the North American box office for the second straight week and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will come in a close second place. Come see how close they are.

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By nailbiter111 - 8/16/2014
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.
Source: Deadline
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StewartGGriffin - 8/16/2014, 12:14 AM
Cool
StewartGGriffin - 8/16/2014, 12:15 AM
Also my first first!
UnrealLuigi - 8/16/2014, 12:19 AM
Seriously? Why are people still watching this garbage? I thought for sure that one of those three movies opening this weekend would take the top spot
zacattac1 - 8/16/2014, 12:19 AM
congrats
loki668 - 8/16/2014, 12:19 AM
Stallone and company got curb-stomped by Ninja Turtles and GOTG? Good! I'm still waiting for the Step-Up/Expendables crossover.
kevberg - 8/16/2014, 12:28 AM
@loki668

No Moron.. im sure the fact the film was leaked and pirated for the last two weeks wouldn't have anything to do with it underperforming.




AgentEX - 8/16/2014, 12:34 AM
@kevberg There's also the fact that no one cares about the franchise and that the film isn't very good.
PsychoticSpaceRaccoon - 8/16/2014, 12:36 AM
[frick] TMNT. Shit movie. Seriously.


GotG is so, so good. Wish the sequel would be out in 2016.

But look at my screen name.
NeoBaggins - 8/16/2014, 12:42 AM
TMNT Was a cool movie. The Turtles were great, it was genuinely funny and had a lot of heart. Even Megan was surprisingly good. The only thing I can say bad about it is some of the mid-level CGI. For the sequel, their going to have to step up the CGI. Splinter looked [frick]ing awful.
charlie2094 - 8/16/2014, 12:44 AM
@FaptainMerica

There's 3 million between them with Guardians having been out a week longer...not even close to kicking it's ass, Guardians completely out performed TMNT.

No surprise here really, didn't expect Expendables to take 1, especially not with the film leaking which surely didn't help. Great to see that Guardians is holding well, where TMNT is almost at the same figure despite being it's second week.
IUsedToBeThecase - 8/16/2014, 12:45 AM
My neighbour caught a Raccoon last night, we are thinking of making a barbecue today.
I'm bringing the pizza.
Alien - 8/16/2014, 1:02 AM
Awwwww yeah! Movie could've done Shredder more justice and Splinter looked off, but movie was fun as hell.
KelvTwelve - 8/16/2014, 1:04 AM
I thought Turtles was pretty terrible hollywood trash compared to Guardians.

TMNT took itself not only waay to seriously, but the jokes were kind of lazy and derivative where as the jokes in GOTG felt like they were free to express themselves.

The tone TMNT should've went for is what GOTG had. At the end of the day TMNT is kind of a parody that got lucky, I'm wondering why don't we treat it like so.

The TMNT I wanna watch looks and feels like a Kung-Fu rip off. Not just easily calculate hollywood trash.

By the way, you guys who love TMNT but hate TASM? Yeah, TMNT stole its whole script from TASM 1 and maybe some of 2.
KelvTwelve - 8/16/2014, 1:05 AM
TMNT isn't that bad of a movie I should say, it's just too easy to me.
vinnyhunk - 8/16/2014, 1:07 AM
Turtle power
FaptainMerica - 8/16/2014, 1:07 AM
@charlie2094

GOTG had no competition it's first week. It has since repeatedly got beat out by a bad movie. TMNT is competing against GOTG, where as their box office numbers got a head start with fluff competition ... and international markets. Which Ninja Turtles hasn't released in yet. Disney Studios hypebeasts are annoying. GOTG was average at best.
BlacktinAmerica - 8/16/2014, 1:08 AM
Still #1 on Billboard 200 at least.
charlie2094 - 8/16/2014, 1:18 AM
@FaptainMerica

TMNT opened with about $60 million, any movie at all would be hard pressed to beat that on it's second weekend given the average drop...it's held incredibly strongly. TMNT being bigger than Guardians in following weeks was inevitable unless it exploded to Avengers like levels.

This is only on about domestic not international so those figures don't matter for this. Guardians is absolutely outperforming Turtles at the domestic
IUsedToBeThecase - 8/16/2014, 1:19 AM
that awkward moment when a crappy movie beats a really good film and you start to wonder, is the crappy movie really good or is the good movie just crap.
JohnCarter - 8/16/2014, 1:22 AM
@FaptainMerica

GOTG had no competition it's first week. It has since repeatedly got beat out by a bad movie. TMNT is competing against GOTG...

And vice versa. Even with the Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy is still outpacing every Summer blockbuster while dropping less than all of them, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier and this is with the Turtles beating all initial projections.
JohnCarter - 8/16/2014, 1:24 AM
@IUsedToBeThecase

that awkward moment when a crappy movie beats a really good film and you start to wonder, is the crappy movie really good or is the good movie just crap.

Guardians of the Galaxy opened to more domestically than TMNT did worldwide.
StarYeezus - 8/16/2014, 1:29 AM
People who shit all over "overrated" films and rely on box office rankings to feel better about their bad taste in movies.

Alien - 8/16/2014, 1:29 AM
KilledHal9000 - 8/16/2014, 1:37 AM
Wait what holiday is it this weekend?
MrSuperheromoviefan - 8/16/2014, 1:37 AM
Guardians of the Galaxy had good main characters, but the other characters were bad and it had way too much humor. 8/10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had good turtle character and action, but nothing else. 7/10
Expendables 3 just suck
Luminus - 8/16/2014, 1:38 AM
Turtles sucked. Megan was absolutely horrible as April and the whole damn film was centered around how hot she was. Seriously, that should have been the synopsis: Four mutant turtles and a reporter get the hots for another reporter, while a mech suit tries to kill them.

The only good thing about it was that elevator scene.
Nubase - 8/16/2014, 1:39 AM
Just get over it marvel fans that GOTG is finished now, it got beat by 4 turtles, if marvel was that confident with GOTG why did'nt they release the movie the week after the turtles?, l tell you why its because they were not 100% sure how well the movie would do.

For me the best CBM movie this year was DOFP, the rest was poor poor poor
Snotzo - 8/16/2014, 1:46 AM
Good numbers for GOTG if they hold it will be the highest domestic box office for 2014 and surpass Cap 2's numbers, if it holds. Although I think Hunger Games: Mockingjay will ultimately be the highest grosser this year domestically. Marvel/Disney are very pleased.
charlie2094 - 8/16/2014, 1:51 AM
@Snotzo

Given it's set to make around $25 this weekend, GotG is absolutely set to be the highest domestic of the year so far. Definitely think Hunger Games and maybe Hobbit will overtake, but definitely a great result.
JohnCarter - 8/16/2014, 1:53 AM
If the Guardians of the Galaxy does hold, it will be the first movie ever released in August to have the highest domestic total of the Summer.
BatzFTWfan - 8/16/2014, 1:56 AM
I'm still mad at why these frickin Turtles have released A WEEK LATER from Guardians. They should have chosen June 2014 than August and should have not ruin GOTG's box-office. Grrrr, if it didn't, i guess Guardians would have 3 weekends like Winter Soldier.

F*** YOU BAY! -______- Thanks for ruining GOTG's box-office. If it wasn't for your shitty movie, GOTG would have now more than 450$ million in box-office.
Darkknightman - 8/16/2014, 2:02 AM
What holiday are they referring to?
DoubleD - 8/16/2014, 2:02 AM
TMNT is getting its a$$ kicked by Guardians of the Galaxy.

Week 1

GOTG = 94 million
TMNT = 65 million

Week 2

GOTG = 42 million
TMNT = 26 million (estimate)

Week 3

GOTG = 23 million

TMNT has not been out 3 weeks yet. Can't use GOTG week three numbers to TMNT week 2 numbers and say GOTG is getting is butt kicked. GOTG is 20 plus million ahead of CATWS at this point in time. GOTG will take the number one domestic film in 2014

UltimateHunt - 8/16/2014, 2:13 AM
GOTG Thoe ;0
when the BO numbers are great, critics and general audiences are on your side, and its a fan-favorite blockbuster, all because the movie is actually [frick]ING!! Great, that feeling is soooo good. Quality and $$$, who said it can't go together? ;)
UltimateHunt - 8/16/2014, 2:15 AM
@DoubleD
i figure TMNT was going to DROP BIG, its not good at all.
Lets be Cops and GOTG again for me this weekend. (my 3rd time)
BatManiac - 8/16/2014, 2:17 AM
GOTG is PHENOMENAL!
Best movie of the year hands down!
UltimateHunt - 8/16/2014, 2:20 AM
@KelvTwelve
"By the way, you guys who love TMNT but hate TASM? Yeah, TMNT stole its whole script from TASM 1 and maybe some of 2."

lol i noticed that at the end, with the tower collapsing, then rewind to the movie, i was like what a rip off. still fun popcorn flick to enjoy
ScabbyJ - 8/16/2014, 2:28 AM
You guys are blowing GotG WAY out of proportion. I liked it, but if that is your benchmark for 9/10, 10/10, best movie of the summer/year, you've got limited/bad taste.

"The Rover" was the best movie of the year, this far. The true start to oscar season.
Amazing512 - 8/16/2014, 2:30 AM
Guardians of the Galaxy is still kicking TMNT's a** when you count the totals so...
Amazing512 - 8/16/2014, 2:31 AM
@ScabbyJ "The true start to Oscar season" ...I soo want to punch you right now...
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