The heroes in the half-shell were able to defend the crown this weekend as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" earns another 28.4 million and gets past the 100 mil cume mark. Look for a pretty quick burn after this weekend though as we wrap up Summer. Also holding ground at #2 is "Guardians of the Galaxy" bringing in another 24.7 mil for its third weekend as it pushes its way past 200 mil! New at #3 is the comedy "Let's Be Cops" as it debuts at 17.7 mil for the weekend (26.1 mil total with a Wednesday opening) and word-of-mouth isn't strong on this film. In at #4 is the big budgeted action film "The Expendables 3" earning 16.2 mil which is on the low-end of the prediction range. Talks are already on for a 4th installment, this film must be big overseas to warrant it. Rounding off the top 5 is "The Giver" with a respectable 12.8 mil and could see a little longevity at the box office before the Summer is over.
New movies next week:
Another three new movies for next week, definitely the dumping time of the season. First up is "When the Game Stands Tall," pretty good timing for this film just before high school football season starts. Should open fair to the mid-teen range. Next is a romantic drama "If I Stay" which also might be a decent time of release, another mid-teen range opening. Finally, we have the long awaited sequel of "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." The official title is way to long and I don't think the general public will know who Frank Miller is. Should open decent with a 20+ mil.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst