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'Turtles' tops again, beats 'Guardians' at North American box office
By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits. "Guardians of the Galaxy," which has collected $419 million worldwide since it opened on Aug. 1, had domestic ticket sales of $24.7 million, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak. "Let's Be Cops," an R-rated action comedy starring Jake Johnson and Daman Wayans Jr. pretending to be Los Angeles police officers, collected $17.7 million to open in third place, ahead of another newcomer, action film "The Expendables 3," which took in $16.2 million and stars Sylvester Stallone. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," a reboot of the series that began in 1980s comic books, stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg.
Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power
LOS ANGELES — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.
"Ninja Turtles" in box office romp
Los Angeles - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" romped to the top of the US box office, dethroning "Guardians of the Galaxy" in their first weekend in theaters, industry figures showed Sunday. The fighting turtles, on a mission to save New York from the clutches of evil-doers, made off with $65 million in receipts, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said. Starring Megan Fox, the latest reboot of the Ninja Turtle franchise handily overtook "Guardians of the Galaxy," which dropped to number two with a $41.5 million gross following a stellar $94 million debut the weekend before. Fourth was another newcomer, "The Hundred Foot Journey," a romantic comedy with Helen Mirren and Om Puri as culture-clashing restaurateurs.