|Mar 30, 1990||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||$13,500,000||$25,398,367||$135,265,915||$202,000,000|
|Mar 22, 1991||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze||$25,000,000||$20,030,473||$78,656,813||$78,656,813|
|Mar 19, 1993||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III||$21,000,000||$12,419,597||$42,273,609||$42,273,609|
|Mar 23, 2007||TMNT||$35,000,000||$24,255,205||$54,149,098||$96,096,018|
|Aug 8, 2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||$125,000,000||$65,575,105||$191,204,754||$485,004,754||Play|
|Jun 3, 2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||$135,000,000||$35,316,382||$82,051,601||$244,451,601||Play|
Box Office History for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movies
|Aug 7, 2007||TMNT||$31,001,626||$31,001,626|
|Dec 16, 2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||$36,980,605||$61,737,998||$98,718,603|
|Sep 6, 2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||$6,024,917||$15,590,759||$21,615,676|
March 11th, 2015
It's a short list this week for two reasons. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1's DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack came out on Friday and this scared away the competition. This is also partially due to the fact that I'm dealing with what is clearly an alien disease. Friends came over on Saturday and one of them must have been infectious, because on Sunday my mouth tasted like salt. I Googled reasons why that could happen (never a good idea) and it turns out it could be from an infection. I used some Listerine to get rid of whatever bacteria was causing it, but the salty taste overpowered the flavor of the Listerine. That tells you how strong the salty taste was. The next day, the salty taste wasn't as bad, but my throat was killing me. I figured it was Strep throat. The next day, the salty taste was gone, my throat felt fine, but my sinuses were so clogged that the sinus pressure was making my teeth hurt. The next day, the sinus pressure was down dramatically, but I had sneezing attacks ever few minutes, including while I was trying to sleep. Today, the sneezing isn't as bad, but I have a bad cough and it feels like I broke a rib while sneezing. Clearly this isn't a normal cold, but instead I believe I am the subject of an alien experiment. Regardless, the best new release of the week is The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance and the DVD or Blu-ray is absolutely worth picking up. However, the best release on this week's list is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. I finally got to the review of the Blu-ray Combo Pack and it is the Pick of the Week.
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.
October 4th, 2014
This is the fourth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series and the third animated series. Season three has already started airing on TV and the first season was previously released on three separate volumes, while I reviewed the first DVD release from Season Two. Yeah, it's a bit of a mess. Since this DVD has been released previously, the real question is whether or not it is worth the double-dip? Or if it is worth picking up for those who missed it the first time.
August 14th, 2014
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.
August 11th, 2014
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.
August 7th, 2014
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.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Megan Fox||2||April O'Neil||$729,456,355||$2,647,096,540||27.6%|
|Will Arnett||2||Vern Fenwick||$729,456,355||$5,020,954,069||14.5%|
|Elias Koteas||2||Casey Jones||$244,273,609||$1,757,427,784||13.9%|
|Tony Shalhoub||2||Splinter (Voice)||$729,456,355||$4,112,401,994||17.7%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|H. Galen Walker||3||Producer (3)||$825,552,373||$825,552,373||100.0%|
|Kevin Eastman||2||Character Creator (2)||$581,100,772||$581,114,157||100.0%|
|Michael Bay||2||Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$7,364,705,467||9.9%|
Character Creator (2)
Executive Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
|Andrew Form||2||Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$1,377,754,063||52.9%|
|Brad Fuller||2||Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$1,382,100,637||52.8%|
|Scott Mednick||2||Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$2,072,220,459||35.2%|
|Denis L. Stewart||2||Executive Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$4,083,399,614||17.9%|
|Eric Crown||2||Executive Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$729,456,355||100.0%|
|Napoleon Smith III||2||Executive Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$729,456,355||100.0%|
|Lula Carvalho||2||Director of Photography (2)||$729,456,355||$1,036,746,749||70.4%|
|Sarah Edwards||2||Costume Designer (2)||$729,456,355||$1,676,498,881||43.5%|
|Miguel Lopez-Castillo||2||Art Director (2)||$729,456,355||$1,223,472,411||59.6%|
|Debra Schutt||2||Set Decorator (2)||$729,456,355||$2,878,235,275||25.3%|
|Jason W. Jennings||2||
Sound Designer (1)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
|Terry Porter||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$729,456,355||$6,780,566,981||10.8%|
|Anna Behlmer||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$729,456,355||$11,271,268,515||6.5%|
|Susan Greenhow||2||ILM Visual Effects Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$1,775,120,230||41.1%|
Visual Effects Supervisor (2)
Second Unit Director (1)
|Basil Bryant-Grillo||2||Associate Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$1,464,922,795||49.8%|
|Lori Scowley||2||Associate Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$729,456,355||100.0%|
|Marc Pappalardo||2||Associate Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$729,456,355||100.0%|
|Bret Rowe||2||Associate Producer (2)||$729,456,355||$729,456,355||100.0%|