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Weekend Box Office Report: June 3-5, 2016

06.05.2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take over!

The quartet of butt-kicking reptiles returned to theaters this weekend, putting TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS in the number one spot at the box office with an estimated $35.2 million!

Although the half-shell heroes had the strength to displace another group of colorful comic book characters, the sequel couldn't come close to the surprise $65.5 million debut of the previous relaunch in August 2014 (this new follow-up was immediately announced after its successful opening weekend).

OUT OF THE SHADOWS, which cost a reported $135 million to produce, has also made an additional $34 million from international territories (it hasn't opened in China yet). The 2014 update of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES went on to $191 million domestic and $493 million worldwide.

The sequel may have embraced the property's more cartoonish aspects like Krang, Rocksteady and Bebop but that only made a minimal difference in critical reception, with a 36% average on Rotten Tomatoes for OUT OF THE SHADOWS (compared to the 22% of the first movie). Then again, the 1990 version only received 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, so maybe critics just generally aren't crazy about pizza-loving, sewer-dwelling martial artists.

After one week on top, X-MEN APOCALYPSE shifted to second place with $22.3 million, tumbling 66% from its opening (the same second-weekend drop as X-MEN: THE LAST STAND). Bryan Singer's mutant mayhem has a 10-day domestic total of $116.4 million and has made just over $400 million worldwide.

Opening in third was the new drama ME BEFORE YOU with $18.2 million. Based on the Jojo Moyes novel, the romance features "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke falling for a handicapped Sam Claflin. The counterprogramming release only cost a reported $20 million to produce, and has received a 56% average from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

In fourth was ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS with $18.2 million, down 60% from its second-place opening last weekend. The psycheledic Disney sequel has a 10-day domestic total of $50.7 million and a worldwide total of $176 million, which is just a bit more than what it reportedly cost to make.

The mobile game adaptation THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE was in fifth with $9.7 million on its third weekend in theaters, flapping to a domestic total of $86.6 million (it has made $283 million worldwide).

Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR came in sixth place with $7.5 million as it inches toward $400 million domestic. It has made $1.13 billion worldwide, edging past SKYFALL, LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING and TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON to become the twelfth highest-grossing release ever. The Seth Rogen comedy sequel NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING followed in seventh with $4.7 million.

SNL alum Andy Samberg's new music-business satire POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING opened in eighth with $4.6 million. The R-rated mockumentary, which cost a reported $21 million, got the best critical reaction of the weekend's new releases (77% on Rotten Tomatoes) yet started with even less than the $5.3 million opening of Samberg and company's 2007 comedy HOT ROD.

Disney's live-action THE JUNGLE BOOK was in ninth place and has now spent two months in the Top 10, while Shane Black's R-rated detective comedy-thriller THE NICE GUYS closed out the list.

Outside the chart, the Kate Beckinsale period drama LOVE & FRIENDSHIP departed along with the George Clooney/Julia Roberts thriller MONEY MONSTER and Disney's animated hit ZOOTOPIA, which finally stretched past $1 billion worldwide just before it arrives on home video.

Next weekend, director James Wan delivers more malevolent spirits in THE CONJURING 2, filmmaker Duncan Jones brings a popular videogame to screens with the world of WARCRAFT, and more magic happens in the sequel NOW YOU SEE ME 2.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $35.2 M
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2. X-Men: Apocalypse $22.3 M $116.4 M
3. Me Before You $18.2 M
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4. Alice Through the Looking Glass $10.6 M $50.7 M
5. The Angry Birds Movie $9.7 M $86.6 M
6. Captain America: Civil War $7.5 M $388.9 M
7. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising $4.7 M $48.5 M
8. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping $4.6 M
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9. The Jungle Book $4.2 M $347.4 M
10. The Nice Guys $3.5 M $29.1 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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