Weekend Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Soars Past ‘Guardians,’ Claims No. 1 Spot

TMNT Weekend Box Office
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Studio estimates say “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

The Paramount comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend.

The studio announced plans Sunday for a sequel scheduled for June 3, 2016.

Marvel’s cosmic romp “Guardians of the Galaxy” starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as members of an intergalactic band of do-gooders slid into second place in its second weekend, with $41.5 million, bringing its total domestic haul to $175.9 million.

The Warner Bros. disaster film “Into the Storm” touched down in third place with $18 million.

Top 10 at the Weekend Box Office
1. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – $65 M
2. “Guardians of the Galaxy” – $41.5 M
3. “Into the Storm” – $18 M
4. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” – $11.1 M
5. “Lucy” – $9.3 M
6. “Step Up All In” – $6.6 M
7. “Hercules” – $5.7 M
8. “Get On Up” – $5 M
9. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” – $5.4 M
10. “Planes: Fire & Rescue” – $2.4 M

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