Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wins Weekend Box Office

Posted on August 11, 2014

Turtles in an elevator in still from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starring Megan Fox, won the box office this weekend. The film made $65 million to score the fourth biggest August opening. The successful reboot resulted in the quick announcement of a sequel, which is set to be released on June 3, 2016.

Guardians of the Galaxy followed up its huge $94 million opening last weekend with a strong second weekend. The film added $41.5 million to bring its total gross to $175 million. Guardians was follwed by Into the Storm, a tornado disaster film. Into the Storm made $18 million. We did not see a lot of promotion for this movie.

Still of Megan Fox from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Into the Storm was followed by The Hundred-Foot Journey, which stars Helen Mirren and Charlotte LeBon. It opened with $11.1 million. Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, made another $9 million during its third weekend in theaters to bring it total gross to $97 million.

Step Up All In opened in sixth. The dance film had a modest $6.5 million opening and averaged about $3,100 per theater. Step Up was followed by Hercules, Get On Up, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Planes: Fire & Rescue.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is fading from theaters and probably won't have enough left to catch Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the year's box office lead. Transformers has made about $243 million and still need about $17 million to pass Captain America. However, it only made $590,000 this weekend so it looks like it will run out of gas before catching up to the Captain.

You can find the box office chart for the weekend here.

Photos: Paramount Pictures