Despite garnering negative reviews from the critics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seems to be on its way to exceeding initial box office expectations. Teenage Mutant Turtles had a strong opening Thursday night of $4.6 million.
When the Thursday night numbers are rolled into the Friday opening day, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a $25 million opening day. With this higher-than-projected Friday box office number, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is now projected to have up to a $65 million opening weekend.
If the box office trend for Friday continues into Saturday and Sunday, then Teenage Mutant Ninja Trutles should easily win its opening weekend box office. Guardians of the Galaxy finished second at the Friday box office with $12.3 million, and the film is projected to finish with up to a $45 million second weekend.
New release Into the Storm took third place at the Friday box office with $6.5 million. The film stars The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies.