Friday Box Office: NINJA TURTLES Leads; EXPENDABLES 3 Bleeds

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It looks like it’s going to be a tough weekend for new titles at the box office.  All three major releases came in lower than projected on Friday, which allowed holdovers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy to hold on to their first and second place rankings.  The Expendables 3, the most notable newbie, earned an estimated $6.9 million on its first day in theatres.  That suggests an opening weekend of about $16 million, or less than half what the first Expendables earned from its debut back in August 2010.  Fox’s Let’s Be Cops came in fourth on Friday with $5.6 million.  The R-rated comedy opened early, on Wednesday, with $5.2 million and should end its first weekend with just under $15 million.  The Giver earned an estimated $4.7 million from 3,003 locations yesterday.  The adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver should bring in $13 million in its first three days.  That tops recent young adult adaptations including Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments, but that’s not saying much.

Details and Friday’s top five chart after the jump.

Expendables_3_Banner_posterBad news for new releases was good news for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Last weekend’s number one film took in an estimated $7.9 million on Friday, off by 69% from its first day in theatres.  That’s not a bad hold, all things considered.  Last month Transformers: Age of Extinction was off by 75% on its second Friday.  The Michael Bay-produced reboot has earned over $97 million in eight days and should pass $100 million on Saturday.

Guardians of the Galaxy passed the $200 million mark on Friday, its fifteenth day in theatres.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also crossed that important benchmark yesterday, though it took the sequel 36 days to get there.  Check back tomorrow for complete details and the weekend top ten.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $7,920,000 $97.1
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy $6,953,000 $204.5
3.  The Expendables 3 $5,880,000 $5.8
4.  Let’s be Cops $5,625,000 $14
5.  The Giver $4,740,000 $4.7



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  • mattinacan

    great news for Guardians, that movie deserves every penny. TMNT.. not so much that movie sucks. All the expendables films have sucked, so this isn’t surprising.

    • sue

      People only like Turtles cuz of the CGI nonsense and the name

      • Oolie zool

        or because it’s entertaining and fun..

      • mattinacan

        ..if you’re 9 and can get over how ugly it all is

      • Kpaqu1

        Who do you think the movie is for?

      • mattinacan

        people dumb enough to pay for a ticket to an awful Bay knockoff

    • Mezmero

      You sound bitter that’s it’s still number one so I’m guess your a Bay Hater. You know anger clouds judgement and I bet you hate everything all the time because it has a new look. Do bother the rest of us with you bitterness for movie that turned out to be a true loyal to actual fans. Because I know you not a real fan you just don’t like Micheal Bay.

      • mattinacan

        um, Guardians has made way more than TMNT, not so good at math are you. why do you keep coming here and proving you are the dumbest commenter on collider. you embarrass yourself!

      • lord jim

        I don´t like Michael Bay, but I can imagine that other people like his stuff.Now what I absolutely cannot imagine, is that anybody could possibly think that Jonathan Liebesman is capable of directing a good movie.

      • lord jim

        I don´t like Michael Bay, but I can imagine that other people like his stuff.Now what I absolutely cannot imagine, is that anybody could possibly think that Jonathan Liebesman is capable of directing a good movie.

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  • Matt1

    Expendables only earned $5.8 million. Guardians of the Galaxy is the one that earned $6.9 million.

  • appolox

    While I’m sure the films qualify isn’t effected it I think Expendables 3′s pg-13 rating may have backfired.

    • http://www.beatific-design.com Beatific

      It also leaked online weeks before it’s release.

      • Mezmero

        I was going to say that saw it when that happend

  • calebrcrawford

    This surprises me a little. The showing of the Giver that I went to last night was nearly sold out. From the little marketing I saw, I expected these number, but the reaction at the theater last night had me speculating this movie would shock some people. Guess not.

    • Ian

      The Giver looks boring, nothing impressive about what the trailer showed.

  • Sue

    I KNEEEEEW this would happen and i am glad cuz now Stallone can stop being so cocky and try to make a GOOD expendable movie that harkens back to good 80′s action movies and stops trying to compete with comic boom movies and LOWERING it’s ratings to PG thinking KIDS give a SHIT about this….

    • Merlin235

      I really doubt that’s Stallone’s takeaway here.

      • RiddleThemThis

        I’m sure Lionsgate believes that piracy has hurt this movie more than the pg-13 rating. Hell, most people I know who were planning on seeing the film in theatres aren’t going to anymore because they’ve already seen it online for free.

      • lord jim

        I am quite sure that The Expendables 2 hurt this movie more than piracy ever could.

  • Brandon

    The pg13 and the lack of marketing killed expendables hopes. I don’t remember ever seeing a preview on tv for it. Most people I’ve talked to including myself didn’t even know it was coming out this weekend. That said, the previews I have seeked out have been bland and very forgettable.

    • Merlin235

      If you think PG-13 killed the movie, you’ve been spending too much time on boards like this.

      • mattinacan

        then explain how the PG13 expendables movie got beat out by an R rated comedy… durrrrr

      • mattinacan

        then explain how the PG13 expendables movie got beat out by an R rated comedy… durrrrr

  • Manuel Orozco

    I saw Guardians in IMAX 3D last night and TMNT 2D this morning. Guardians was better

    • Kpaqu1

      I saw some Boobs in DD this afternoon. Boobs are better than movies.

      • Manuel Orozco

        And you are saying that because

      • http://jamescameron.god James Cameron

        “Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast.”
        -Manuel

      • http://jamescameron.god James Cameron

        “Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast.”
        -Manuel

      • Manuel Orozco

        Don’t mock me

      • Manuel Orozco

        Don’t mock me

      • lord jim

        becuase you forgot to mention the respective soundsystem.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Very funny

      • Manuel Orozco

        Very funny

      • lord jim

        becuase you forgot to mention the respective soundsystem.

  • Strong Enough

    so he made it for the new generation and it flops? when is he going to understand the new generation doesn’t care about him? or arnold? its hard to admit when your time is over but its better than embarrassing yourself with shitty movie after shitty movie. now i hear he is doing Rambo 5? smh

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