‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ fended off a trio of newcomers, including 'Let's Be Cops,' to top the domestic weekend box office for a second consecutive weekend, according to industry figures reported by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.
‘Turtles’ grossed $28.5 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday for a total of $117.7 million since opening Aug. 8.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ spent a second straight weekend at No. 2, earning $25.1 million in its third weekend for a total of $222.6 million since opening Aug. 1. ‘Guardians’ also climbs to No. 6 in gross ticket sales for 2014, moving past ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.' ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ remains the No. 1 film of the year with $259.5 million.
Despite overwhelmingly negative reviews, action comedy ‘Let’s Be Cops’ led the trio of newcomers and finished at No. 3, adding another $17.8 million to push its total to $26.2 million since opening Wednesday. A dismal 10 percent of reviews were positive on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes.
Sylvester Stallone action sequel ‘The Expendables 3’ debuted at No. 4 with $15.8 million. Only 35 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes.
Young adult sci-fi drama ‘The Giver’ opened at No. 5 with $12.3 million. Only 31 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes for ‘The Giver,’ a film based on the 1993 Lois Lowry novel.
FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASES
‘Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Josh Brolin, is the action crime sequel to 2005’s ‘Sin City.’ ‘Dame’ follows the adventures of four citizens and their encounters with the sinister side of Sin City. Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.
‘If I Stay,’ starring Chloe Grace Moretz, is a drama about a young girl who must decide to whether or not to wake up from a coma to live a more difficult life than she imagined. Based on the 2009 novel by Gayle Forman. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
‘When the Game Stands Tall,’ starring Jim Caviezel, is a sports drama inspired by the true story of football coach Bob Ladouceur who led a California high school to a record 151-game winning streak. Rated PG. Watch the official trailer here.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, is a superhero sequel that finds Peter Parker battling three villains while trying to make sense of his love life. A middling 53 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes, which said ‘the cast is outstanding and the special effects are top-notch’ but ‘the latest installment … suffers from an unfocused narrative and an overabundance of characters.’ Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
‘The Quiet Ones’ is a horror thriller about a university professor and his students whose experiment on a young woman uncover unexpectedly dark forces. Only 36 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes, which said the film ‘sports a few palpable scares.’ Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.