Ninja Turtles tops US box office
THE 3D action sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows debuted on top of the North American box office with relatively modest earnings of US$35.3 million (S$47.9 million), industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Starring Megan Fox, the latest film in a franchise based on a comic book series and TV cartoon performed surprisingly well in this sequel-heavy summer.
X-Men: Apocalypse fell to number two after making US$22.3 million, in a troubling second weekend, considering its blockbuster cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence.
The romantic tearjerker Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke of Game Of Thrones, nabbed number three in its opening weekend with US$18.3 million in ticket sales.
Big-budget industry disappointment Alice Through The Looking Glass, starring Johnny Depp, fell to number four, grossing just under US$10.7 million in its second weekend.