'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Tops The Box Office And Gets A Sequel
Michael Bay's live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has topped the weekend box office, earning a strong $65 million and earning Bay a sequel.
Paramount Pictures announced on Sunday that a second Ninja Turtles movie is already in the works and will hit theaters in June 2016. Bay will stay on to produce again, while screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will return for the second story in series.
There's no word whether director Jonathan Liebsman will direct the sequel or whether stars Will Arnett and Megan Fox will return for part two (we assume Fox will return considering she's the film's main character).
Last week's number-one, Guardians of the Galaxy, added another $41.5 million after topping last week's list with a hot $94 million opening.
Disaster movie Into the Storm lands in third, earning $18 million; while foodie flick The Hundred-Foot Journey opened in fourth place with $11.1 million.
This week's fourth new release, Step Up All In, earned a weak $6.5 million, coming in sixth after Luc Besson's Lucy finished fifth, falling three spots in its third week and nearing the $100 million mark. The film pulled in another $9.3 million to its total.