“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” outmuscled “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the weekend box office.
Paramount’s live-action reboot of the comic-book franchise featuring a team of comical reptilian superheros earned $65.6 million in its opening weekend, topping the second outing of Marvel’s do-gooder space adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The Marvel comic book adaptation starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana made $42.1 million, bringing its total domestic haul to $176.5 million.
“Into the Storm,” the Warner Bros. disaster film, debuted in third place with $17.3 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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