Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Tops Global 15 Chart

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Still - H 2014
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Still - H 2014

'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)