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Ninja Turtles is tops again, beating Guardians at North American box office

Published on Aug 18, 2014 2:49 AM

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of US$28.4 million (S$35.3 million) to top the US and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating Guardians Of The Galaxy in a battle of superhero misfits.

Guardians, which has collected US$419 million worldwide since it opened on Aug 1, had domestic ticket sales of US$24.7 million, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.

Let's Be Cops, an R-rated action comedy starring Jake Johnson and Daman Wayans Jr pretending to be Los Angeles police officers, collected US$17.7 million to open in third place, ahead of another newcomer, action film The Expendables 3, which took in US$16.2 million and stars Sylvester Stallone.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a reboot of the series that began in 1980s comic books, stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg.

Actors (top, from left) Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek and Danny Woodburn (front) attend Paramount Pictures' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiere in Westwood, California on August 3 2014. --PHOTO: AFP 
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