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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $191,204,754Details
International Box Office $293,800,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $485,004,754
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $36,826,205 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $61,798,466 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $98,624,671
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
22% - Rotten
Audience
51% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 8th, 2014 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: October 17th, 2014 (Wide) (Spain)
Video Release: December 16th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2333, 7/30/2014)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Franchise: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Comparisons: vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Animals Gone Bad, Mutants, Martial Arts, Live Action Cartoon, Reboot
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Platinum Dunes, Gama Entertainment, Mednick Productions, Heavy Metal
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 635 $185,784 Nov 14, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 568 $264,723 Nov 7, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 557 $311,006 Oct 31, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 563 $375,537 Oct 24, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 516 $525,534 Oct 17, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 909 $365,332 Oct 10, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 672 $769,590 Oct 3, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 594 $1,450,177 Sep 26, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 476 $2,650,345 Sep 19, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 282 $4,855,136 Sep 12, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 298 $6,506,688 Sep 5, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 165 $11,918,029 Aug 29, 2014 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 151 $150,655,980 Aug 22, 2014 21
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 191 $16,725,447 Aug 22, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 172 $28,523,147 Aug 15, 2014 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 133 $108,870,827 Aug 15, 2014 9
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 296 $5,109,668 Aug 13, 2014 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 131 $7,570,117 Aug 12, 2014 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 217 $6,670,138 Aug 11, 2014 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 142 $17,810,885 Aug 10, 2014 3
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $65,575,105 Aug 8, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 113 $65,575,105 Aug 8, 2014 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 129 $65,575,105 Aug 8, 2014 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 111 $65,575,105 Aug 8, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 133 3,845 Aug 8, 2014 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 162 $22,162,059 Aug 9, 2014 2
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 6 $25,602,161 Aug 8, 2014 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 100 $25,602,161 Aug 8, 2014 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 293 $25,602,161 Aug 8, 2014 1

Cast

   Leonardo
   Raphael
   Donatello
   Michaelangelo
   Shredder
Megan Fox    April
Will Arnett    Vern Fenwick
Danny Woodburn    Splinter
Johnny Knoxville    Leonardo (Voice)
Tony Shalhoub    Splinter (Voice)
Malina Weissman    Young April O'Neill
William Fichtner    Eric Sachs
Whoopi Goldberg    Bernadette Thompson
Minae Noji    Karai
Abby Elliott    Taylor
Taran Killam    McNaughton
K. Todd Freeman    Dr. Baxter Stockman
Paul Fitzgerald    Dr. O'Neill

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Josh Appelbaum
Screenwriter    Andre Nemec
Screenwriter    Evan Daugherty
Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters    Peter Laird
Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters    Kevin Eastman
Producer    Michael Bay
Producer    Andrew Form
Producer    Brad Fuller
Producer    H. Galen Walker
Producer    Scott Mednick
Producer    Ian Bryce
Executive Producer    Denis L. Stewart
Executive Producer    Eric Crown
Executive Producer    Napoleon Smith III
Executive Producer    Jason Reed
Director of Photography    Lula Carvalho
Production Designer    Neil Spisak
Editor    Joel Negron
Editor    Glen Scantlebury
Costume Designer    Sarah Edwards
Composer    Brian Tyler
Visual Effects and Animation    Industrial Light and Magic
Art Director    Miguel Lopez-Castillo
Set Decorator    Debra Schutt
Set Decorator    Lisa Crivelli Scoppa
Sound Mixer    William Sarokin
Sound Designer    Jason W. Jennings
Supervising Sound Editor    Ethan Van der Ryn
Supervising Sound Editor    Erik Aadahl
Supervising Sound Editor    Laurent Kossayan
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Visual Effects Supervisor    Pablo Helman
Special Effects Supervisor    Burt Dalton
Visual Effects Producer    Susan MacLeod
ILM Visual Effects Producer    Susan Greenhow
ILM Animation Supervisor    Tim Harrington
Associate Producer    Basil Bryant-Grillo
Associate Producer    Marc Pappalardo
Associate Producer    Bret Rowe
Associate Producer    Lori Scowley
Assistant Director    Darin Rivetti
Second Unit Director    Pablo Helman
Second Unit Director    David Leitch
Casting Director    Debra Zane
Casting Director    Kathleen Chopin
Stunt Coordinator    David Leitch
Stunt Co-Coordinator    Hank Amos
Music Editor    Jeanette Surga

Blu-ray Sales: Girl Feeling Blu

February 2nd, 2015

There were not a lot of new releases to reach the top twenty on the Blu-ray sales chart this week, but we did have a new film on top. Gone Girl earned first place with 342,000 / $6.64 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 43%. This isn't bad, for a thriller. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 16th, 2014

December 16th, 2014

It is getting very close to Christmas and while this means there are more and more people shopping, it also means the new releases are less likely to stand out in a sea of sales. The biggest release of the week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is coming out on a 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack. However, it is also one of the worst big releases of the year. There are some releases that are contenders for Pick of the week, including Extant: Season 1 on DVD or Blu-ray, Tootsie on Blu-ray, and The Americans: Season 2 on DVD. In the end, I went with The Skeleton Twins on Blu-ray. More...

International Box Office: Century Weekend for Interstellar

November 20th, 2014

Interstellar poster

Interstellar remained in first place with $107.9 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $225.8 million internationally and $322.7 million worldwide. This might be enough to cover the film's production budget, but probably not. That said, by this time next week, its worldwide total will be close to $500 million, which should put the film in the black. This weekend the film opened in first place in China with $42.67 million during its five-day opening. Perhaps more impressively, the film grew by 6% in South Korea helping it remain in first place with $13.13 million on 1,410 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.24 million after two weeks of release. It didn't hold up quite as well in the U.K., but still remained in first place with $5.91 million on 576 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.11 million.

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International Box Office: Interstellar Reaches for the Stars

November 13th, 2014

Interstellar poster

As expected, Interstellar opened in first place on the international chart earning $82.90 million on 14,800 screens in 62 markets during its opening weekend. As you may or may not know, we introduced a new comprehensive look at the international numbers, so there's little more than needs to be said here. I will point out that the film's opening in South Korea was particularly strong at $12.46 million on 1,310 screens over the weekend, for a total opening of $14.21 million. The film also opened in first place in the U.K., with $8.53 million on 1,298 screens, which is about on par with its domestic opening, given the relative size of the two markets. Russia was close behind with $8.00 million on 1,800 screens. The film opened in China this week and those numbers should help the film remain in first place next weekend.

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International Box Office: Turtles Take Over China

November 6th, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles roared into first place with $34.9 million in 31 markets over the weekend for a running tally of $244.2 million internationally and $434.7 million worldwide. This includes a first place, $26.52 million opening in China. This is the film's last major market opening until it debuts in Japan in February. The film is aiming for $500 million worldwide by that time, but it is hard to tell how long a film's legs in China will be. More...

International Box Office: Annabelle Takes Possession of Top Spot

October 29th, 2014

Annabelle poster

Annabelle rose from fifth to first place on the international market with $26.5 million in 62 markets for an international total of $126.7 million after a month of release. Obviously there will be another installment in this franchise. This past weekend, the film dominated Latin America earning first place in Mexico with $7.61 million on 2,742 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.87 million. This was double the original film's opening in that market. The film also earned top spot in Argentina ($1.4 million on 202 screens) and in Peru ($1.3 million). The film was pushed into second place in Brazil, but still managed $2.13 million on 388 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $11.35 million. More...

International Box Office: Guardians Have Double-Milestone Weekend

October 22nd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy return to top spot on the international chart this past weekend, it reached two major milestones along the way. Over the weekend, it pulled in $23.1 million in 22 markets for totals of $404.8 million internationally and $732.6 million worldwide. The film earned $37.97 million in China, but that was for the full week, giving it $69.04 million after ten days of release. The film has yet to open in Italy and it might have a shot at $800 million worldwide by the time it ends its run there. More...

International Box Office: Lost in a Maze

October 1st, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

The Maze Runner easily won the race for top spot on the international chart with $28.8 million in 62 markets for a three-week total of $92.4 million. This is already enough to cover its production budget, so the studio should be very, very happy. The film remained in first place in South Korea with $4.37 million on 655 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.94 million after two weeks of release. It also topped the charts in Russia with $3.13 million on 1,486 screens for a two-week total of $10.49 million. The film has yet to open in Italy, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, and others. It should surpass $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide before it is done. That is excellent for a film that cost $34 million to make. More...

International Box Office: Maze Runs Down Competition

September 24th, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

Just as it did on the domestic chart, The Maze Runner earned first place on the international chart. It did so with $38.0 million in 51 markets for an early total of $50.7 million. Its biggest market was Russia, where it placed first with $5.59 million on 1,748 screens, while South Korea was close behind with $4.88 million on 648 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.41 million. It also earned first place in Australia with $3.19 million on 305 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.31 million. The final major market debut of the weekend was Brazil, where it earned first place with $1.96 million on 316 screens. It slipped to second place in Mexico with $1.73 million on 996 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $5.92 million. More...

International Box Office: Another Week, Another Milestone for Lucy

September 17th, 2014

Lucy poster

Since this time last week, Lucy topped $200 million internationally. Considering a significant number of people thought it wouldn't reach $200 million worldwide, this is a great result. Over the weekend, it remained in first place with $24.9 million in 59 markets for totals of $230.6 million internationally and $354.1 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Russia with $9.77 million on 1,013 screens, which was more than $9 million more than the second place film. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Deed has a Good Opening, but Box Office is still Bad

September 16th, 2014

No Good Deed poster

No Good Deed led the box office this weekend with a surprisingly robust opening of $24.25 million. This was more than double last week's number one movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. Dolphin Tale 2 also topped last week's number one film, even though it didn't live up to expectations. Overall, the box office pulled in $90 million, which was 37% more than last weekend. Unfortunately, this was still 13% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $7.26 billion, which isn't an insignificant amount. However, it is 5.2% or nearly $400 million behind last year's pace. 2014 still has a chance to catch up to last year, but the odds of it doing so are getting slimmer and slimmer each week. More...

Weekend Predictions: Box Office set to Bounce Back

September 11th, 2014

Dolphin Tale 2 poster

Last weekend was the worst weekend in more than a decade. This weekend the box office will bounce back, because it has to. It can't possibly get worse. There are two wide releases debuting this weekend: Dolphin Tale 2 and No Good Time. Neither film is expected to become a big hit; in fact, if either film earns more than $20 million over the weekend, I will be impressed. That said, they will still be a step up from what happened last weekend. The biggest news of the weekend will come from Guardians of the Galaxy, which will become the first film released in 2014 to top $300 million. This weekend last year, Insidious Chapter 2 opened with more than $40 million and the combined openings of the two new releases this weekend will likely be below that. Worse case scenario has neither film opening above last year's number two film, The Family. There's almost no chance 2014 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Lucy Makes a Return Trip to the Top

September 10th, 2014

Lucy poster

Lucy reclaimed top spot on the international chart with $26 million in 54 markets for totals of $193 million internationally and $314 million worldwide. I don't think a lot of people thought this movie would reach $300 million worldwide, so this is a great run. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $7 million, but includes weekday numbers. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $1.96 million on 506 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.26 million after three weeks of release. Lucy opens in Russia and China this weekend and could remain in first place. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Fail to Protect Box Office

September 9th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

The weekend box office was an unmitigated disaster. Guardians of the Galaxy was the only film to crack $10 million over the weekend and there were no other releases that came close. The only new "wide" release was The Identical, and it missed the top ten. Overall, the box office fell 40% from last weekend to just $66 million. It goes without saying that this is the worst box office of the year so far. In fact, it is the fifth worst box office weekend since 2000 running 23% lower than the worst weekend from last year. The worst weekend from last year was this weekend last year, so that makes the comparison so much easier. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $7.15 billion, which is 5.1% lower than the last year's pace. Things better turn around soon, or we can say goodbye to any chance to catch up to last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will The Top Five be Identical to Last Week?

September 5th, 2014

The Identical poster

It's the weekend after Labor Day Weekend, which is historically the one of the two worst weekends of the year. Only the weekend after Thanksgiving really competes with it. This year there is only one wide release, The Identical, and it technically not opening truly wide. It is practically guaranteed that Guardians of the Galaxy will win the weekend box office race for the fourth time in its run and there likely won't be many changes in the top five. (As Above, So Below will drop out and The November Man will take its place.) This weekend last year, Riddick opened in first place with $19.03 million. No film this week it going to match that figure and the depth this year isn't going to help. Look for a big loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Dawn of a New Day for Apes

September 4th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose from eighth to first place thanks to its debut in China. Overall, the film made $51.2 million in 29 markets for totals of $408.0 million internationally and $613.3 million worldwide. It dominated the box office in China with $45.13 million and if it has any legs in this market, it will reach $500 million internationally and $750 million worldwide is within reach after its run in Japan. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Grab Top, But Summer Ends on a Down Note

September 3rd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Labor Day Weekend was dominated by holdovers. The two new releases were As Above, So Below and The November Man, which opened in fourth and sixth places respectively. Guardians of the Galaxy remained in first place over the weekend and climbed into first place for the year in the process, overtaking fellow Marvel Film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Overall, the box office fell 4% from last weekend down to $110 million. Compared to last year, the box office was down 11%, which is troubling. Year-to-date, 2014 is now behind 2013 by a 4.5% margin at $7.07 billion to $7.40 billion. This is the weakest post-Labor Day weekend running tally since 2008 and that's before you look at ticket price inflation. With ticket price inflation, you have to go back to 2005. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Labor Day Be an Above Weekend?

August 28th, 2014

As Above, So Below poster

It's Labor Day Weekend, which is historically the worst long weekend of the year. This year As Above, So Below and The November Man are trying to avoid bombing this weekend. It looks like As Above, So Below will be a middling hit thanks in part to its low production budget. On the other hand, The November Man only managed fifth place during its opening day and it will likely get worse over the weekend. This leaves Guardians of the Galaxy with an easy path to first place for the weekend, and coincidentally, an easy path for first place for the year so far. Labor Day last year was led by One Direction: This is Us and there's really no chance the new releases this year will do the same. 2014 does have better depth, but I don't think that will be enough to continue the winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Lucy is Sky High

August 28th, 2014

Lucy poster

Lucy rocketed to first place with 34.0 million in 42 markets for totals of $104.4 million internationally and $218.1 million worldwide. Its biggest opening of the weekend came from Taiwan, where the movie opened with $6.2 million on 88 screens. The film also opened in first place in the U.K. with $5.10 million on 486 screens and in Spain with $3.32 million on 387. More impressively, it remained in first place in France with $4.43 million in 615 screens over the weekend for a total of $29.93 million after three weeks of release.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Have Staying Power

August 26th, 2014

If I Stay poster

Of the three wide releases, none topped expectations and only If I Stay did decent business at the box office. It only managed third place, but it did have the best per theater average in the top twenty. This left holdovers atop of the box office chart with Guardians of the Galaxy returning to first place and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slipping to second place. Overall, the box office was down 20% from last weekend to $115 million. However, this was 4.7% higher than the same weekend last year, which is the more important metric. Unfortunately, 2014 is still behind 2013 by a large margin of $330 million or 4.7% at $6.91 billion to $7.24 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sin City Bombs

August 24th, 2014

If I Stay poster

Even though it is nine years since original movie opened with $29 million and topped a fairly lackluster April weekend, few predicted going into the Summer that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For would finish in 8th place on debut. In spite of little competition the neo-noir thriller will post about $6.5 million from 2,894 theaters, putting it in third place among the openers. Tearjerker If I Stay is the best new release this weekend, with an expected $16.35 million from 2,907 theaters, for a very respectable average of $5,600. It will be third overall behind Guardians of the Galaxy, which will pass $250 million today, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which falls to second place with $16.8 million this weekend and $145 million in total. With a little over $1 million separating the top three, it’s conceivable that the order could change when final results are reported on Monday. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Will Kill or Be Killed

August 21st, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster

Last weekend, there were three wide releases, but only one of them did relatively well. This weekend, there are also three wide releases and hopefully they will perform better at the box office. There are some positive signs and some analysts think both Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and If I Stay will open with more than $20 million while When the Game Stands Tall could make more than $10 million. That's on the high side. On the low side, none of the new releases will open in first place and Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in a battle for first and second place. That said, this weekend last year, none of the three wide releases earned more than $10 million during the weekend and only two films in total reached that mark over the weekend. Even low-end expectations for this year are more bullish than that, so 2014 should continue its winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Dragons Invade China

August 20th, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster

How to Train Your Dragon 2 debuted in first place in China with $26.32 million. This helped the film earn first place on the international chart with $37.7 million in 28 markets for totals of $366.0 million internationally and $537.2 million worldwide. The film is already ahead of its predecessor internationally and worldwide, so the studio should be happy, even if it didn't earn as much domestically. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Help, But Summer Stops

August 19th, 2014

Let’s Be Cops poster

Only one of the three wide releases this past weekend did reasonably well over the weekend. Despite earning reviews that were flirting with single-digits, Let's Be Cops was the best of the new releases this weekend earning an acceptable opening. On the other hand, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on well earning first and second places over the weekend. The overall box office plummeted from last weekend down 23% to $143 million, but this is still 2.5% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013, even though the gap shrunk a little bit at 4.5% or $6.75 billion to $7.07 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles and Guardians Hold Off Newcomers

August 17th, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

Three lackluster debuts have allowed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy to keep the top two spots at the box office this weekend. Turtles will be down a fairly modest 57% in its second weekend for $28.4 million, and $117.6 million in total after two weekends. Guardians will be down 41% in its third weekend for a total of $222 million, and will remain on track to become the highest-grossing film of the Summer. Things look much less pretty for the openers. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Summer End this Weekend?

August 14th, 2014

The Expendables 3 poster

The strong opening by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles allowed summer to be extended one more weekend. This week three films look to avoid flopping, thus signaling the end of summer, but in order to do so, they must defy critics. The Expendables 3 is the biggest of the three films opening this weekend, but the franchise appears to be on a downward trajectory. Let's Be Cops opened on Wednesday, but with simply awful reviews, the word-of-mouth could kill it by the time the weekend starts. Finally, The Giver is the latest Young Adult adaptation, but this genre has produced more flops than even midlevel hits. Frankly, the most interesting aspect of the weekend box office will likely be milestones reached by Guardians of the Galaxy and other movies, rather than the new releases. This weekend last year was also arguably the the end of summer. The Butler was the only movie to make more than $20 million, while three of the four wide releases opened in fifth place or weaker. It looks like 2014 will continue its winning streak. More...

Per Theater Chart: The Admiral Roars to the Top

August 12th, 2014

What If poster

The Admiral: Roaring Currents had a stunning opening with an estimated $43,000 in its sole theaters. It will be interesting to see if the film can maintain this success as it expands wider. The overall box office leader, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was second with an opening weekend average of $17,055. The Guardians of the Galaxy remained in the $10,000 club for the second weekend of its release earning an average of $10,305. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Turtles Topple Guardians

August 11th, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

Despite earning some of the worst reviews of the summer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles easily won the race for the top of the box office chart unseating Guardians of the Galaxy, which earned some of the best reviews. The rest of the new releases were well back. Overall, the box office was down from last weekend, but by less than 0.5% to $185 million. Compared to last year, the box office was 16% higher, which is a great result. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013, but the deficit was down to 4.4% or $300 million at $6.52 billion to $6.82 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles Power to $65 Million

August 10th, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn’t just overcome the bad guys in a movie this weekend. They also overcame almost universally-scathing reviews and an end-of-Summer release date to top the box office. With expectations going into the weekend ranging from the low 30s to $50 million or so, an opening that Paramount is projecting at $65 million as of Sunday morning is a triumph. Even with the prospect of steep declines in the weeks ahead, the film should hit $150 million domestically, and with international markets expected to be the film’s strong suit, a sequel or two are likely to follow. The weekend’s other openers have less rosy futures. More...

Contest: Shell Full of Prizes

August 7th, 2014

This week, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens wide and we have a trio of TMNT prizes to give away. However, obviously we can't use that film as the target film, so we have to look to next week. I think Let's Be Cops will be the better movie, perhaps even the bigger movie. However, it opens on the Wednesday, so The Expendables 3 is the better choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Expendables 3.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Turtle Power: The Definitive History Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD, plus a previously released TMNT DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a previously reviewed TMNT DVD. Finally, one additional entry will be chosen, regardless of the accuracy of their prediction, and that person will also win a previously reviewed TMNT DVD. So if you are really bad at predicting box office numbers, this is the contest to enter. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Predictions: Can any of the New Releases Overtake Guardians?

August 7th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Yep. It's August alright. There are four wide releases coming out this week, the largest of which is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is currently earning 17% positive reviews. It's not even the worst reviewed film of the weekend so far, as Into the Storm is a little worse. There are a couple of films that might earn overall positive reviews: The Hundred Foot Journey and Step Up All In. None of the new releases are on track to match Guardians of the Galaxy. In fact, all four combined won't make as much as Guardians of the Galaxy opened with last weekend. This weekend last year, there were also four wide releases, three of which earned more than $20 million. I don't think that will be true this year, but I think based on the strength of Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2014 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Boring Name, Cool Prizes

August 1st, 2014

There are four wide releases coming out next weekend, but only Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a real shot at first place. As such, it is the clear choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Boredom on DVD, plus a previously reviewed DVD from my collection. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Boredom on DVD, plus a previously reviewed DVD from my collection. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/08 1 $65,575,105   3,845 $17,055   $65,575,105 3
2014/08/15 1 $28,523,147 -57% 3,980 $7,167   $117,765,383 10
2014/08/22 2 $16,725,447 -41% 3,864 $4,329   $145,535,253 17
2014/08/29 2 $11,918,029 -29% 3,543 $3,364   $162,574,009 24
2014/09/05 2 $6,506,688 -45% 3,273 $1,988   $174,653,217 31
2014/09/12 4 $4,855,136 -25% 2,957 $1,642   $181,096,627 38
2014/09/19 8 $2,650,345 -45% 2,348 $1,129   $185,018,334 45
2014/09/26 10 $1,450,177 -45% 1,585 $915   $187,182,309 52
2014/10/03 13 $769,590 -47% 834 $923   $188,322,741 59
2014/10/10 21 $365,332 -53% 429 $852   $188,925,103 66
2014/10/17 17 $525,534 +44% 372 $1,413   $189,588,745 73
2014/10/24 19 $375,537 -29% 300 $1,252   $190,115,983 80
2014/10/31 22 $311,006 -17% 265 $1,174   $190,514,843 87
2014/11/07 24 $264,723 -15% 236 $1,122   $190,871,240 94
2014/11/14 26 $185,784 -30% 207 $898   $191,163,715 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/08 1 $25,602,161   3,845 $6,659   $25,602,161 1
2014/08/09 1 $22,162,059 -13% 3,845 $5,764   $47,764,220 2
2014/08/10 1 $17,810,885 -20% 3,845 $4,632   $65,575,105 3
2014/08/11 1 $6,670,138 -63% 3,845 $1,735   $72,245,243 4
2014/08/12 1 $7,570,117 +13% 3,845 $1,969   $79,815,360 5
2014/08/13 2 $5,109,668 -33% 3,845 $1,329   $84,925,028 6
2014/08/14 1 $4,317,208 -16% 3,845 $1,123   $89,242,236 7
2014/08/15 1 $8,010,487 +86% 3,980 $2,013   $97,252,723 8
2014/08/16 1 $11,618,104 +45% 3,980 $2,919   $108,870,827 9
2014/08/17 1 $8,894,556 -23% 3,980 $2,235   $117,765,383 10
2014/08/18 2 $2,801,620 -69% 3,980 $704   $120,567,003 11
2014/08/19 1 $3,513,719 +25% 3,980 $883   $124,080,722 12
2014/08/20 2 $2,406,886 -32% 3,980 $605   $126,487,608 13
2014/08/21 2 $2,322,198 -4% 3,980 $583   $128,809,806 14
2014/08/22 3 $4,542,060 +96% 3,864 $1,175   $133,351,866 15
2014/08/23 2 $7,287,234 +60% 3,864 $1,886   $140,639,100 16
2014/08/24 2 $4,896,153 -33% 3,864 $1,267   $145,535,253 17
2014/08/25 2 $1,293,789 -74% 3,864 $335   $146,829,042 18
2014/08/26 2 $1,660,968 +28% 3,864 $430   $148,490,010 19
2014/08/27 2 $1,086,355 -35% 3,864 $281   $149,576,365 20
2014/08/28 2 $1,079,615 -1% 3,864 $279   $150,655,980 21
2014/08/29 3 $2,696,571 +150% 3,543 $761   $153,352,551 22
2014/08/30 2 $4,532,929 +68% 3,543 $1,279   $157,885,480 23
2014/08/31 2 $4,688,529 +3% 3,543 $1,323   $162,574,009 24
2014/09/01 2 $3,703,976 -21% 3,543 $1,045   $166,277,985 25
2014/09/02 2 $860,701 -77% 3,543 $243   $167,138,686 26
2014/09/03 2 $545,819 -37% 3,543 $154   $167,684,505 27
2014/09/04 4 $462,024 -15% 3,543 $130   $168,146,529 28
2014/09/05 4 $1,518,869 +229% 3,273 $464   $169,665,398 29
2014/09/06 2 $3,227,924 +113% 3,273 $986   $172,893,322 30
2014/09/07 2 $1,759,895 -45% 3,273 $538   $174,653,217 31
2014/09/08 4 $360,721 -80% 3,273 $110   $175,013,938 32
2014/09/09 4 $492,306 +36% 3,273 $150   $175,506,244 33
2014/09/10 4 $366,725 -26% 3,273 $112   $175,872,969 34
2014/09/11 4 $368,522 n/c 3,273 $113   $176,241,491 35
2014/09/12 6 $1,181,120 +221% 2,957 $399   $177,422,611 36
2014/09/13 4 $2,321,223 +97% 2,957 $785   $179,743,834 37
2014/09/14 4 $1,352,793 -42% 2,957 $457   $181,096,627 38
2014/09/15 6 $303,294 -78% 2,957 $103   $181,399,921 39
2014/09/16 6 $401,831 +32% 2,957 $136   $181,801,752 40
2014/09/17 6 $300,393 -25% 2,957 $102   $182,102,145 41
2014/09/18 6 $265,844 -12% 2,957 $90   $182,367,989 42
2014/09/19 9 $623,201 +134% 2,348 $265   $182,991,190 43
2014/09/20 7 $1,262,031 +103% 2,348 $537   $184,253,221 44
2014/09/21 7 $765,113 -39% 2,348 $326   $185,018,334 45
2014/09/22 9 $156,713 -80% 2,348 $67   $185,175,047 46
2014/09/23 9 $193,501 +23% 2,348 $82   $185,368,548 47
2014/09/24 9 $155,740 -20% 2,348 $66   $185,524,288 48
2014/09/25 8 $207,844 +33% 2,348 $89   $185,732,132 49
2014/09/26 10 $344,774 +66% 1,585 $218   $186,076,906 50
2014/09/27 10 $688,014 +100% 1,585 $434   $186,764,920 51
2014/09/28 9 $417,389 -39% 1,585 $263   $187,182,309 52
2014/09/29 11 $91,734 -78% 1,585 $58   $187,274,043 53
2014/09/30 11 $111,440 +21% 1,585 $70   $187,385,483 54
2014/10/01 11 $91,884 -18% 1,585 $58   $187,477,367 55
2014/10/02 12 $75,784 -18% 1,585 $48   $187,553,151 56
2014/10/03 14 $171,491 +126% 834 $206   $187,724,642 57
2014/10/04 12 $374,834 +119% 834 $449   $188,099,476 58
2014/10/05 12 $223,265 -40% 834 $268   $188,322,741 59
2014/10/06 14 $56,732 -75% 834 $68   $188,379,473 60
2014/10/07 14 $70,047 +23% 834 $84   $188,449,520 61
2014/10/08 14 $56,032 -20% 834 $67   $188,505,552 62
2014/10/09 14 $54,219 -3% 834 $65   $188,559,771 63
2014/10/10 - $92,863 +71% 429 $216   $188,652,634 64
2014/10/11 - $168,565 +82% 429 $393   $188,821,199 65
2014/10/12 - $103,904 -38% 429 $242   $188,925,103 66
2014/10/13 - $57,145 -45% 429 $133   $188,982,248 67
2014/10/14 - $29,547 -48% 429 $69   $189,011,795 68
2014/10/15 - $24,371 -18% 429 $57   $189,036,166 69
2014/10/16 - $27,045 +11% 429 $63   $189,063,211 70
2014/10/17 - $132,635 +390% 372 $357   $189,195,846 71
2014/10/18 - $238,080 +80% 372 $640   $189,433,926 72
2014/10/19 - $154,819 -35% 372 $416   $189,588,745 73
2014/10/20 - $39,466 -75% 372 $106   $189,628,211 74
2014/10/21 - $41,104 +4% 372 $110   $189,669,315 75
2014/10/22 - $35,923 -13% 372 $97   $189,705,238 76
2014/10/23 - $35,208 -2% 372 $95   $189,740,446 77
2014/10/24 - $89,610 +155% 300 $299   $189,830,056 78
2014/10/25 - $169,065 +89% 300 $564   $189,999,121 79
2014/10/26 - $116,862 -31% 300 $390   $190,115,983 80
2014/10/27 - $22,655 -81% 300 $76   $190,138,638 81
2014/10/28 - $23,213 +2% 300 $77   $190,161,851 82
2014/10/29 - $22,022 -5% 300 $73   $190,183,873 83
2014/10/30 - $19,964 -9% 300 $67   $190,203,837 84
2014/10/31 - $37,737 +89% 265 $142   $190,241,574 85
2014/11/01 - $167,022 +343% 265 $630   $190,408,596 86
2014/11/02 - $106,247 -36% 265 $401   $190,514,843 87
2014/11/03 - $22,841 -79% 265 $86   $190,537,684 88
2014/11/04 - $29,804 +30% 265 $112   $190,567,488 89
2014/11/05 - $19,075 -36% 265 $72   $190,586,563 90
2014/11/06 - $19,954 +5% 265 $75   $190,606,517 91
2014/11/07 - $63,029 +216% 236 $267   $190,669,546 92
2014/11/08 - $126,155 +100% 236 $535   $190,795,701 93
2014/11/09 - $75,539 -40% 236 $320   $190,871,240 94
2014/11/10 - $26,902 -64% 236 $114   $190,898,142 95
2014/11/11 - $53,728 +100% 236 $228   $190,951,870 96
2014/11/12 - $12,676 -76% 236 $54   $190,964,546 97
2014/11/13 - $13,385 +6% 236 $57   $190,977,931 98
2014/11/14 - $41,122 +207% 207 $199   $191,019,053 99
2014/11/15 - $90,057 +119% 207 $435   $191,109,110 100
2014/11/16 - $54,605 -39% 207 $264   $191,163,715 101
2014/11/17 - $10,062 -82% 207 $49   $191,173,777 102
2014/11/18 - $10,940 +9% 207 $53   $191,184,717 103
2014/11/19 - $10,161 -7% 207 $49   $191,194,878 104
2014/11/20 - $9,876 -3% 207 $48   $191,204,754 105

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/08 1 $89,242,236   3,845 $23,210   $89,242,236 7
2014/08/15 1 $39,567,570 -56% 3,980 $9,942   $128,809,806 14
2014/08/22 2 $21,846,174 -45% 3,864 $5,654   $150,655,980 21
2014/08/29 2 $17,490,549 -20% 3,543 $4,937   $168,146,529 28
2014/09/05 2 $8,094,962 -54% 3,273 $2,473   $176,241,491 35
2014/09/12 4 $6,126,498 -24% 2,957 $2,072   $182,367,989 42
2014/09/19 8 $3,364,143 -45% 2,348 $1,433   $185,732,132 49
2014/09/26 10 $1,821,019 -46% 1,585 $1,149   $187,553,151 56
2014/10/03 14 $1,006,620 -45% 834 $1,207   $188,559,771 63
2014/10/10 21 $503,440 -50% 429 $1,174   $189,063,211 70
2014/10/17 19 $677,235 +35% 372 $1,821   $189,740,446 77
2014/10/24 19 $463,391 -32% 300 $1,545   $190,203,837 84
2014/10/31 22 $402,680 -13% 265 $1,520   $190,606,517 91
2014/11/07 24 $371,414 -8% 236 $1,574   $190,977,931 98
2014/11/14 27 $226,823 -39% 207 $1,096   $191,204,754 105

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Spain 10/17/2014 $0 0 1 1 $4,060,024 10/13/2015
 
Rest of World $289,739,976
 
International Total$293,800,000 10/13/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/21/201411,131,174 1,131,174$13,890,817$13,890,8171
12/28/20141712,066-37% 1,843,240$11,385,935$25,276,7522
1/4/20152158,932-78% 2,002,172$2,697,076$27,973,8283
1/11/2015759,911-62% 2,062,083$1,017,888$28,991,7164
1/18/20151036,202-40% 2,098,285$615,072$29,606,7885
1/25/20151420,559-43% 2,118,844$349,297$29,956,0856
2/1/20151717,809-13% 2,136,653$302,219$30,258,3047
2/15/20152624,461 2,177,990$415,592$30,960,2829
11/29/201513267,496 2,571,231$1,992,845$34,956,78850
5/29/20161123,485 2,668,663$232,032$36,010,74176
6/5/2016737,404+59% 2,706,067$370,674$36,381,41477
6/12/2016718,812-50% 2,724,879$177,397$36,558,81278
6/19/20161421,875+16% 2,746,754$117,031$36,675,84379

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/21/201411,231,109 1,231,109$34,815,763$34,815,7631
12/28/20141559,846-55% 1,790,955$19,387,467$54,203,2302
1/4/2015364,353-89% 1,855,308$2,251,698$56,454,9283
1/11/2015628,238-56% 1,883,545$983,795$57,438,7234
1/18/2015518,037-36% 1,901,583$359,666$57,798,3895
1/25/20151012,113-33% 1,913,696$241,655$58,040,0446
2/1/20151510,186-16% 1,923,881$200,356$58,240,4007
2/15/20151915,242 1,942,867$304,694$58,619,9189
11/29/201515106,400 2,083,659$1,056,555$60,177,36550
5/29/2016824,072 2,117,311$330,024$60,638,71676
6/5/2016730,944+29% 2,148,255$358,026$60,996,74277
6/12/2016813,727-56% 2,161,982$196,846$61,193,58878
6/19/20161612,703-7% 2,174,685$133,380$61,326,96879

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