It’s far and away the worst of the three new wide releases to open this weekend. It opened Wed., to no reviews and zero fanfare. And “Let’s Be Cops” still surpassed “The Expendables 3” and “The Giver” at the box office, doing @$17 million over the weekend, some $23-24 million since Wed. That’s what hiding a crappy movie from critics gets you.
“Expendables” won’t reach $17. “Giver” barely cleared $13.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fell off the expected amount and hit $27 million, actually a little better than most of us expected. “Guardians of the Galaxy” taps into the same audience — well, parents taking kids to TMNT are the difference — did $23-24 million.
“Boyhood” finally cracked the top ten. “Lucy” cleared $100 million (Thursday, actually). It kept “Hercules” and “Get On Up” out of the top ten.
“What If” is in enough theaters to have hit the top ten, but didn’t. Daniel Radcliffe is still looking for his second post-Potter hit. Rom-com didn’t do it.