Despite a critical shellacking, the Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film is looking to cry “Booyakasha!” over its opening weekend box office.
Variety reports that the Jonathan Liebesman-directed adaptation pulled in $25.6 million domestically on its opening nights and is on pace to bring in $60 to 65 million by the end of the weekend. This is far more than the $40 million that analysts had expected the poorly reviewed movie to manage. What’s more, the film added $6.7 million from 19 international markets including Russia and Mexico.
Elsewhere at the box office, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” brought in another $12.3 million on Friday on its way to a $42 million second weekend. While that is a 55% drop from the movie’s stellar opening weekend, it is on pace for $177 total box office at this point.