TMNT and 300 Dominate Box Office

This was another great weekend for geeks as the month’s second comic book based property TMNT (aka Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) won at the box office with an estimated $25.4 million in 3,110 theatres, averaging over $8,000 per theatre. Budgeted at $34 million, the 3D animated action film directed by Kevin Munroe seems to have successfully revived the franchise that ground to a halt in the ’90s by nearly matching the opening weekend of the original movie back in 1990.

Dropping down to second place in its third weekend, Warner Bros.’ March record-setter 300, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, held up well by adding another $20.5 million to its box office take, a mere 38% difference from last week, as the historic war epic crossed the $160 million mark. The top 2 placement by Warner Bros. was a great testament to the company’s marketing department that had promoted both movies heavily at San Diego Comic-Con and on the web for the last few months.

Check out the’s Box Office Report for the complete listing of the Top 12 movies of the weekend.

Source: Box Office Mojo, Edward Douglas