This weekend’s box office was topped by the latest reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this time by Michael Bay of “Transformers” fame. Despite the CGI-Turtles’ lousy looks, they topped the box office this weekend, earning $65 million. It’s already earned $28.7 million overseas, for a global total of $93.7 million.
Meanwhile, last week’s champ, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” dropped to second place, earning $41.5 million. Its totals to date stand at $175.9 million domestic (topping its $170 million budget) and $137.3 million overseas, for a global total of $313.2 million. Pretty big success for a film about an obscure comic property.
“Lucy” came in fifth place, earning $9.3 million. It’s so far earned $97.4 million domestic and $15 million overseas, for a global total of $112.4 million. It’ll probably cross $100 million in North America quite soon.
“Hercules” came in seventh place (behind the debut of “Step Up All In”), earning $5.7 million. It’s so far earned $63.5 million domestically and $72.5 million overseas, for a global total of $136 million. If curious, “Step Up All In” opened with $6.6 million domestically, but has made $37.7 million overseas so far.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” came in ninth place, earning $4.4 million. Its totals to date stand at $197.8 million domestically and $306.1 million overseas, for a global total of $503.9 million. I assume it’ll cross $200 million in North America this week.
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” came in tenth place, earning $2.4 million. It’s made $53 million domestically (matching its $50 million budget) and $37.5 million overseas, for a total of $90.5 million. A success for Disney, even after it drops out of the top 10 box office rankings next weekend. Coming in 2015: “Planes 3: Return of the Jedi-Ships?”
Next weekend sees the opening of “The Expendables 3” and a few other films.