Monday Box Office Report – Turtle power beats nostalgia

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Looks like a third helping of 80s action movie nostalgia can only go so far. Over at the North American box office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians Of The Galaxy kept the top two spots, while The Expendables tanked harder than a jousting match between a Hind-D chopper and an actual tank.

Making only $16.2 million and securing the number five spot, The Expendables 3  wasn’t eactly setting any new August records. That opening is down from the first sequel back in 2012 ($28.5 million) and nowhere near the opening weekend of the original 2010 movie ($34.8 million). Looks like this franchise ain’t exactly going out with a big box office bang.

Meanwhile, Let’s Be Cops opened to the number three spot with $17.7 milion, which means that this film is already well on its way to recouping its low budget. And then some. Here’s how everyone else did.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $28.4 Million
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy – $24.7 Million
  • Let’s Be Cops – $17.7 Million
  • The Expendables 3 – $16.2 Million
  • The Giver – $12.7 Million
  • Into The Storm – $7.7 Million
  • The Hundred Foot Journey – $7.1 Million
  • Lucy – $5.3 Million
  • Step Up All In – $2.7 Million
  • Boyhood – $2.1 Million

Top ten departures this week include Hercules, Get On Up, Planes: Fire And Rescue and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. Brett Ratner’s big budget myth made flesh starring Dwayne Johnson hasn’t exactly proven itself worthy of the gods, making only $140 million worldwide so far. As for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, that flick has done far better, making $510 million internationally. That’s up from Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, which managed to grab a global haul of $481 million in 2011.

Last Updated: August 18, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

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