It was a repeat win for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as it left the newcomers without a top slice of the pie. For "Ninja Turtles," that pie is pizza and their take this weekend is an estimated $28.4 million.
In second was the still solid "Guardians of the Galaxy." Since those two were released, it has proven a good one-two punch for sure.
"Let's Be Cops" was third with $17.7 million. However, it opened early so the total for that film is now at $26.1 million. "Expendables 3" was fourth $16.2 million while "The Giver" settled for $12.7 million. The newcomers waged battle with each other but the two films out already were by and far the ones to see.
The all-star and older casting plan of "Expendables 3" did connect with that demographic, but not many others. Actually, males dominated the audiences and the cast. The cast includes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was noted that the audience was 61 percent male. Of that number, 66 percent over the age of 25.
"Let's Be Cops" stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake M. Johnson as fake cops and perhaps too closely released to "22 Jump Street" for some.
Budgets, of course, matter when looking at whether a film will be deemed a success. For "Let's Be Cops" that would be yes, but for "Expendables 3," the jury is still out.
One interesting item that The Wrap noted was "Ninja Turtles" added theaters in its second weekend. That doesn't happen all the time considering movies usually drop around 50 percent. That still happened, as "Ninja Turtles" did drop even bigger than that, but still, with added punch, it stayed on top.