Box Office: “Turtles” topple “Guardians,” August rally continues

Those steroid-juiced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” may not be very teenaged this time around, but that isn’t stopping them from exceeding expectations on opening weekend. Based on Thursday night-all day Friday numbers, they could top $58 million this weekend, justifying Michael Bay’s involvement in this $150 million reboot.

That means they’ll best “Guardians of the Galaxy” by a sizable margin. The Marvel marvel, which threatened to rescue the summer all by itself last weekend, has fallen off sharply in its second week and looks to earn $40-42 million, right in line with projections.

The critically derided “Into the Storm” is doing $17 million or so,, right where it was widely predicted to fall.

And “The Hundred Foot Journey” will manage a paltry $10 million. Middling reviews won’t help it, and it typically takes the audience it is aiming for — older —  to get around to seeing it.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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