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.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Me Before You opened above expectations in third place with $18.3 million from 2,704 theaters, an average of $6,757 per site. Based on the bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, the film received an A CinemaScore and cost just $20 million to make. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the adaptation stars Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Stephen Peacocke, Brendan Coyle and Janet McTeer. Internationally, the drama earned $7.7 million from 1,760 screens in 16 markets.
Dropping to the fourth spot and 60.2% in ticket sales was Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, which added $10.6 million for a domestic total of $50.8 million after two weeks. Internationally, the follow-up earned $30.9 million this weekend for an overseas total of $125.5 million and worldwide total of $176.3 million. Made for $170 million, the James Bobin film is well behind Alice in Wonderland, which grossed $334.2 million domestically, $691.3 million internationally, and $1.025 billion worldwide. Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall star.
The Angry Birds Movie rounded out the top five with $9.8 million for a three-week total of $86.7 million in North America. The Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation adaptation cost about $73 million to make before marketing. The film features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage.
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.
Coming in at No. 7, Universal sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising took in $4.7 million its third weekend for a domestic total of $48.6 million.
Stopping before it could ever begin, Universal comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping debuted with just $4.6 million in eighth place from 2,311 theaters, an average of only $2,003 per site. Starring Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, the film cost $20 million to make and received a B CinemaScore.
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.
And finally, Disney’s Zootopia has now crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, making it the studio’s second release of 2016 to reach the milestone this year and its 11th ever. The No. 1 animated film of 2016 and the No. 2 film overall (behind Captain America: Civil War), Zootopia is just the fourth animated film ever to cross $1 billion. That now gives The Walt Disney Studios 11 out of the 26 $1 billion+ grossing global movies of all-time. Zootopia has earned $337.2 million domestically and $662.8 million internationally.