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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' No. 1 at U.S. box office for second week in a row

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014)
Photo at left: Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount Pictures

Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount Pictures' sci-fi action flick "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (a reboot of the 1990 movie of the same title) was No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending Aug. 17, 2014, making it the second week in a row that the movie reigned at the top. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on Aug. 17, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett, along with the voices of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub) had $28.4 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending Aug. 17, 2014. Paramount Pictures has announced that "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" will be released on June 3, 2016.

Three other movies opened in wide release that week:

20th Century Fox's comedy "Let's Be Cops" (starring Jake Johnston and Damon Wayans Jr.) debuted at No. 3, with $17.7 million in ticket sales. The movie opened on Aug. 13, 2014, and had a total of $26.1 million for its first five days.

Lionsgate's action flick "The Expendables 3" (starring Sylvester Stallone and a large cast of other action stars) debuted at No. 4, with $16.2 million in ticket sales.

The Weinstein Company's sci-fi drama "The Giver" (starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep) debuted at No. 5, with $12.8 million in ticket sales.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending Aug. 17, 2014:

1. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" — $65 million

2. "Guardians of the Galaxy" — $41.5 million

3. "Let's Be Cops" — $17.7 million

4. "The Expendables 3" — $16.2 million

5. "The Giver" — $12.8 million

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on Aug. 15, 2014:

  • "The Trip to Italy" — $71,600 from three theaters
  • "Life After Beth" — $18,000 from two theaters
  • "Jealousy" — $5,800 from one theater
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