With the Guardians having easily conquered the box office last week, it was time for some fresh faces to emerge and take a chance. Several contenders hit the big screen at the North American Box office, from ninja turtles to Twister re-imaginings. Here’s who came out on top.
Clearly, box office fatigue has yet to set in, because the half-shell heroes took first spot from Guardians Of The Galaxy. At number one with $65 million come the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s way up – when un-adjusted for inflation – on the 1990 original movie ($25 million) and the 2007 CGI movie ($24.2 million).
Into The Storm debuted at third place, with the tornado movie making a modest $18 million. It could probably have done better if there were some manner of carnivorous aquatic sea-life in the hurricane itself. Arthouse fare The Hundred Foot Journey took fourth place with over $11 million, while the latest all-star version of Step Up failed to capture the box office thanks to a total haul of $6.5 million that is way behind the opening debut of Step Up Revolution ($11.7 million). Here’s how everyone else did.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $65 Million
- Guardians Of The Galaxy – $41.5 Million
- Into The Storm – $18 Million
- The Hundred Foot Journey – $11.1 Million
- Lucy – $9.3 Million
- Step Up All In – $6.5 Million
- Hercules – $5.7 Million
- Get On Up – $5 Million
- Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – $4.4 Million
- Planes: Fire And Rescue – $2.4 Million
Top ten departures this week include The Purge Anarchy, And So It Goes, Sex Tape and Boyhood. Clearly in need of a performance enhancer, limp comedy Sex Tape barely managed to make $54 million worldwide, while And So It Goes barely survived three weeks in the top ten before it scuttled off with $13.2 million. The Purge: Anarchy may have been slightly less successful than the first film in that series, but it still managed to make a decent $87 million off of a $9 million budget. And that’s a helluva profit, any way you slice it.
Last Updated: August 11, 2014