Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Tops the Chart With an Okay Opening

Stephen Amell Megan Fox Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones and Megan Fox as April O’Neil in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ (Photo © 2015 Paramount Pictures)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows was down 46% from 2014’s TMNT, however it still managed to snag the top spot on the box office chart, stealing it away from X-Men: Apocalypse. Opening with $35 million domestically, TMNT 2 is following in the footsteps of recent sequels that have had a hard time cashing in on their predecessor’s popularity including Neighbors 2 and Alice Through the Looking Glass. However, the sequel has earned better reviews from critics and audiences even awarded it an A- CinemaScore so it’s probable Paramount isn’t ready to call it quits on the franchise just yet.

The weekend’s two other big releases, Me Before You and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, finished in third and eighth place, respectively. Me Before You went after women and pulled off a surprising $18 million opening weekend which is better than anyone expected of the PG-13 rated romantic drama. The news wasn’t quite so sunny for Popstar which earned decent reviews but failed to find an audience, ringing up just $4.63 million over its first three days in release.

Box Office Top 10: June 3-5, 2016

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – $35,250,000
  2. X-Men: Apocalypse – $22,325,000
  3. Me Before You – $18,270,000
  4. Alice Through the Looking Glass – $10,691,000
  5. The Angry Birds Movie – $9,775,000
  6. Captain America: Civil War – $7,591,000
  7. Neighbors 2 – $4,700,000
  8. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – $4,630,000
  9. The Jungle Book – $4,247,000
  10. The Nice Guys – $3,520,000