Ninja Turtles defeat X-Men at US box office

Ninja Turtles defeat X-Men at US box office

Postby ntscuser » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:01 pm

The crime-fighting sequel pushes X-Men: Apocalypse into second place

Cowabunga dude! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows has skateboarded straight to the top of the US box office in its opening week, earning $35,250,000.

The film is the sequel to the 2014 live action film about the heroic turtles and stars Megan Fox, Stephen Amell and Will Arnett.

The action comedy pushed X-Men: Apocalypse, which was last week's frontrunner, into second place.

The latest addition to the Marvel franchise, X-Men took $22,325,000 this week.

Me Before You is another new entry at number three. The romance, which stars The Hunger Games' Sam Claflin and Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, earned $18,270,00.

Last week's second place film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, has slipped into fourth place after taking $10,691,000, while the top five is completed by The Angry Birds Movie, which falls from third place. The animation took $9,775,000 this week.

Captain America: Civil War is at number six this week, having fallen two places from number four, with the Marvel blockbuster taking $7,591,000.

Comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising has fallen two spots into number seven, raking in $4,700,000, while Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a new entry at number eight. The Andy Samberg-starring musical drama has taken $4,630,000.

The Jungle Book drops two places into number nine after earning $4,247,000 this week, while the top ten is completed by last week's number seven The Nice Guys, which has taken $3,520,000.

The top ten in full is as follows:

1. (-) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - $35,250,000

2. (1) X-Men: Apocalypse - $22,325,000

3. (-) Me Before You - $18,270,000

4. (2) Alice Through The Looking Glass - $10,691,000

5. (3) The Angry Birds Movie - $9,775,000

6. (4) Captain America: Civil War - $7,591,000

7. (5) Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - $4,700,000

8. (-) Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - $4,630,000

9. (6) The Jungle Book - $4,247,000

10. (7) The Nice Guys - $3,520,000
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