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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' No. 1 at U.S. box office; 'Into the Storm' No. 3

Photo at left: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Photo at right: "Into the Storm."
Photo at left: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Photo at right: "Into the Storm."Photo at left: Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount Pictures. Photo at right: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount Pictures' sci-fi action flick "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (a reboot of the 1990 movie of the same title) debuted at No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending Aug. 10, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on Aug. 10, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett, along with the voices of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub) had $65 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending Aug. 10, 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 weekend:

Warner Bros. Pictures' tornado movie "Into the Storm" (starring Richard Armitage and Sarah Wayne Callies) debuted at No. 3, with $18 million in ticket sales.

DreamWorks Pictures' restaurant drama "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri) debuted at No. 4, with $11.1 million in ticket sales.

Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment's dance flick "Step Up All In" (starring Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman) debuted at No. 6, with $6.6 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. 10, 2014:

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

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

3. "Into the Storm" — $18 million

4. "The Hundred-Foot Journey" — $11.1 million

5. "Lucy" — $9.3 million

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on Aug. 8, 2014:

  • "James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D" — $150,900 from 304 theaters
  • "What If" — $130,000 from 20 theaters
  • "The Dog" — $10,900 from two theaters