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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dethrones Guardians in box office romp

Published on Aug 12, 2014 6:07 AM
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles romped to the top of the US box office, dethroning Guardians Of The Galaxy in their first weekend in theaters, industry figures showed on Monday. -- PHOTO: UIP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles romped to the top of the US box office, dethroning Guardians Of The Galaxy in their first weekend in theaters, industry figures showed on Monday.

The fighting turtles, on a mission to save New York from the clutches of evil-doers, made off with US$65.5 million (S$81.9 million) in receipts, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

Starring Megan Fox, the latest reboot of the Ninja Turtle franchise handily overtook Guardians Of The Galaxy, which dropped to number two with a US$42.1 million gross following a stellar US$94 million debut the weekend before.

Animals and extra-terrestrial superheros got little competition, with tornado disaster flick Into The Storm a distant third with a US$17.3 million take at the box office its first weekend out.

 
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