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Paramount announces “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sequel

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Right on the heals of the surprising turn out for the latest TV show to be rebooted, Paramount has announced that they will be doing a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The movie, which premiered on Friday, had a solid opening day with an estimated $28 million just on Friday and is expected to make around $93 million worldwide over the weekend. This results far surpassed what the production company was expecting opening weekend and the movie only getting a 19% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It looks like a lot of parents (who a lot would have grown up in the 90’s) were able to take their kids to the movies and have a good time with the family.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first premiered as a comic book in 1984 before moving to small screen from 1987-1996. There were three movies that came out in the early 90’s (1990, 1991, and 1993) that won over many of it’s fans. There was a reboot attempt in 2007 with CGI turtles but it bombed at the box office. It wasn’t until the Turtles found success again on Nickelodeon’s TMNT show in 2012 that allowed production companies to give this series another shot.

The movie is expected to come out June 3rd, 2016 and it’s likely that the turtles and Megan Fox will return to reprise their roles. Paramount announced that Michael Bay will return to produce the movie and that Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will return to write the script for the sequel. The only question is if the director Jonathan Liebesman will come back for the sequel.

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