America Still Loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TIME

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot took the box office by storm this weekend with a $65 million North American debut, prompting the studio to immediately announce a sequel scheduled for June 2016.

Turtles easily took the top domestic spot over the weekend, besting another surprise August hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Hollywood Reporter reports. The Jonathan Liebesman-directed hit stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner, and sees the four heroes in a half-shell emerging from the New York City sewers to save the metropolis from Shredder and his evil Foot Clan.

Nearly half of the audience was under 25 on Friday, and 61 percent of the attendees were male.

“To know moviegoers are embracing the Turtles with such enthusiasm is everything that we and all our filmmakers have been hoping for,” Paramount chief Brad Grey said in a statement.

Overall, however, revenue is down at the box…

View original post 17 more words

Advertisements

Published by

E. Thompson

I make movies. Sometimes people see them. I have been a martial artist for a very long time. I'm in a personal war with the Oxford comma.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s