Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' Bring Box-Office Power, Sequel Confirmed

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Studio estimates say "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows director Jonathan Liebesman, foreground right, discussing a scene with actors portraying mutant ninja turtles, from left, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, and Alan Ritchson as Raphael during the filming of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, David Lee)

Studio estimates say "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

The Paramount comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend.

The studio announced plans Sunday for a sequel scheduled for June 3, 2016.

Marvel's cosmic romp "Guardians of the Galaxy" starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as members of an intergalactic band of do-gooders slid into second place in its second weekend, with $41.5 million, bringing its total domestic haul to $175.9 million.

The Warner Bros. disaster film "Into the Storm" touched down in third place with $18 million.


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