Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Tops Global 15 Chart
'Guardians of the Galaxy' races past $300M while 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' hits $500M; South Korean film 'Admiral' continues to soar
After two decades off, the pizza-loving turtles headed back to the big screen as Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened to $93.7 million at the worldwide box office, prompting Paramount to announce a summer 2016 sequel.
Other highlights of the weekend: Marvel Studios and Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy zoomed past the $300 million worldwide mark in its second weekend, topping the international chart. Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes crossed $500 million globally in its fifth frame, and $300 million internationally.
South Korean period movie The Admiral: Roaring Currents, which follows revered General Yi Sun-sin and the famous battle in Myeongyang in 1597, continued to break records in that country, where it finished its second weekend with $81 million in ticket sales. And new entry Pirates also pleased at the South Korean box office.
In the U.K., audiences continued to flock to sequel Inbetweeners 2 in its second weekend.
Here are the top 15 estimates for the weekend of Aug. 8-10 at the global box office, according to Rentrak (total grosses are in parenthesis):
|1||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||$93.7M||$28.7M||$65M|
|2||Guardians of the Galaxy||$81.6M ($313.2M)||$40.1M ($137.3M)||$41.5M ($175.9M)|
|3||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||$33.9M ($506.0M)||$29.5M ($308.2M)||$4.4M ($197.8M)|
|4||The Admiral: Roaring Currents||$26.5M ($81.0M)||$26.5M ($81.0M)||---|
|5||Into the Storm||$26.3M||$8.3M||$18M|
|6||Lucy||$24.3M ($125.3M)||$15M ($28M)||$9.3M ($97.6M)|
|7||Transformers 4||$18.0M ($1.03B)||$17.4M ($789.3M)||$590K ($242.9)|
|8||Step Up All In||$13.1M ($44.3M)||$6.5M ($37.7M)||$6.6M|
|9||Hercules||$12.9M ($136M)||$7.2M ($72.5M)||$5.7M ($63.5M)|
|10||The Inbetweeners 2||$12.5M ($20M)||$12.5M ($20M)||---|
|11||How to Train Your Dragon 2||$12.2M ($489.5M)||$11.5M ($319.4M)||$705K ($170.2M)|
|12||The Hundred-Foot Journey||$11.1M||---||$11.1M|
|13||Pirates||$11.0M ($13.3M)||$11.0M ($13.3M||---|
|14||White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom||$7.5M ($44.0M)||$7.5M ($44.0M)||---|
|15||Sex Tape||$7.0M ($62.9M)||$5.8M ($25.9M)||$1.2M ($37.0M)|