"Turtles" rule this week, but many are still hooked on "Guardians of the Galaxy"
With the weekend almost over (sigh) it’s time for a box office report. Unsurprisingly for the middle of August, this one features a whole lot of guns, explosions and testosterone galore. Let’s start with Expendables 3, which despite ample promotion and a whole line-up of established Hollywood tough guys, didn’t really impress in terms of ticket sales.
Nope. Just no.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on the other hand, once again dominated the chart, despite boasting a similarly mindless, but well-muscled script. The franchise starter made around $28.4 million, according to early estimates from Rentrak, via USA Today.
This weekend has taken the Turtles past the $100 million mark, but just barely beat the second runner-up, which you may have guessed already. Guardians of the Galaxy made a respectable $24.7 million domestic on its third outing, rounding out its overall US total to the lovely number of $222 million. There’s only one thing to say about that: I am GROOT?!? (If you haven’t used Us Vs. Th3m’s Grootify button yet… WHY?)
Aaah, we're hooked on this movie.
Rounding out the Top 3 was the buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops, which had a respectable debut (for its genre) with $17,7 million over the three day period. It has totaled $26.1 million since opening Wednesday, even with an 11% "Rotten" rating on the aggregate review site RottenTomatoes.com. Still, not as bad as Expendables 3, which debuted with $16,2 million in fourth place. Permit me to end this article with a highly professional womp womp.