Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 opens in first place with $35.3 million
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows opened in first place this weekend with an estimated $35.3 million from 4,071 theaters, an average of $8,659 per theater. Directed by David Green, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 cost about $135 million to make and stars Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Tyler Perry, Sheamus, Gary Anthony Williams, Brittany Ishibashi, Stephen Amell, and Brian Tee. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, which received an A- CinemaScore from audiences, also grossed $34 million internationally this weekend for a global weekend total of $69.3 million.
The debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows marks a big drop from the $65.6 million the first film earned its first weekend in 2014. That Jonathan Liebesman-directed film went on to reach $191.2 million domestically and $302.1 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $493.3 million.
Dropping to second place and a troubling 66% in ticket sales, X-Men: Apocalypse (20th Century Fox) grossed $22.3 million its second weekend for a total of $116.5 million domestically. That is just barely more than the $110.6 million that X-Men: Days of Future Past opened with its first four days two years ago. Directed by Bryan Singer, the $178 million-budgeted film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.
X-Men: Apocalypse opened in China this weekend with $59 million from 6,128 screens. It’s the second highest-opening weekend ever for Fox in the market, behind the Titanic re-release, and the biggest IMAX opening ever for Fox in China. Overall, the film earned $84.4 million this weekend from 17,522 screens in 66 markets overseas. The international total is now up to $286 million and worldwide the sum has reached $402.5 million.
Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War added $7.6 million domestically in sixth place and $4.2 million internationally for a global weekend of $11.8 million. The film has now earned $388.9 million in North America and $742.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $1.131 billion. Captain America: Civil War now stands as the 12th highest-grossing movie of all-time, having passed Skyfall ($1.108 billion), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.120 billion) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.123 billion). Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War cost $250 million to make.
In other international box office news, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ Warcraft opened in another eight markets and earned $29.9 million from 28 territories. The Duncan Jones-directed video game adaptation has now grossed $70 million overseas. Opening in North America on Friday, the film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu.
Also, 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool finally opened in Japan this weekend and earned $6.5 million from 746 screens. This means the international total is now up to $409.3 million and worldwide total to $772.3 million.
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