It’s no surprise that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows would hop atop the box office for Friday, but there’s more to the story than just that. It’s Friday numbers ($12.5 million) suggest a moderate opening weekend around $36 million that will have it making a little more than half of Paramount’s payday with the original. 2014’s film garnered an eventual $195 million domestic gross, and $493.2 million globally. It looks like to recoup its $125 million budget, Turtles 2 is going to need to perform very well internationally in the coming weeks.
As for Fox’s X-Men Apocalypse, it has suffered a sharp 66% decline for its second weekend, falling to $6.5 million on Friday and looking to head into a $22 million weekend. Though Apocalypse is not the first X-Men film to fall sharply in its second week, its $100 million revenue so far is nothing to shake a stick at.
Elsewhere on the charts, Warner Bros.’s Me Before You is charming its way into exceeding box office expectations, taking the #2 spot ahead of Apocalypse with only half of the screens. It brought in almost $8 million Friday night, with predictions putting near an eventual $20 million. Lonely Island’s Popster: Never Stop Never Stopping from Universal is also appearing as a mild but steady performer, bringing in nearly $2 million for its Friday.
Alice in Wonderland sequel Through the Looking Glass, directed by James Bobbin, has garnered a domestic total so far of $43 million, a far cry from the (surprising) $1 billion worldwide that its original took in 2010. Still, it continues to perform modestly, alongside The Angry Birds Movie and Captain America: Civil War, the latter of which seems to have claimed the throne of the highest grossing movie this year, domestically.
Check out the full Friday Top 10 below, and check back tomorrow for weekend estimates:
|1.||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Shadows||$12,500,000||$12,500,000|
|2.||Me Before You||$7,750,000||$7,750,000|
|4.||Alice Through the Looking Glass||$3,155,000||$43,236,597|
|5.||The Angry Birds Movie||$2,600,000||$79,502,726|
|6.||Captain America: Civil War||$2,089,000||$383,438,157|
|7.||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||$1,770,000||$1,770,000|
|8.||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||$1,480,000||$45,340,225|
|9.||The Jungle Book||$1,136,000||$344,358,661|
|10.||The Nice Guys||$965,000||$26,565,850|