Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 10th, 2014

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Aug 10 Box Office Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 10th, 2014

A rag tag group of weird creatures won the box office this weekend, but maybe not the one you think.

In at number 1 is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (read our review) with an impressive $65 million. Most analysts expected a tight race for number 1, but TMNT took the lead on Friday and never let up.

Clearly the Turtles’ redesign and having Michael Bay as producer weren’t enough to keep audiences (most likely those with kids) away from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In fact, Paramount was so happy with the film’s opening weekend performance that they have already begun planning a sequel. However, while the film certainly struck a chord in North America, it was a different story overseas, where the film only grossed $28 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy is the number 2 film this weekend with $41 million. Although the film held much better than recent Marvel productions like Thor: The Dark World and Captain America 2, many expected the strong word of mouth to carry Guardians to a repeat performance at number 1. Alas, Star-Lord and the Guardians were thwarted by the Turtles.

Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 10th, 2014

Even so, Guardians of the Galaxy is doing great business, setting single day August records left and right and pulling in $175 million domestic. Not to mention the film is up to $313 million worldwide.

Coming in at number 3 is Into the Storm (read our review) with $18 million. Easily one of the more disappointing releases of the summer, if not the year, Into the Storm couldn’t even muster half as much opening weekend revenue as Twister ($41 million) did back in 1996.

Whether it was the found footage, lack of stars, or an overly show-y marketing campaign, something about Into the Storm clearly didn’t appeal to moviegoers. The film will be lucky to make back its $50 million budget.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (read our review) is the number 4 film with $11.1 million. While the star power of Helen Mirren likely helped boost the profile of this food-centric tale, it wasn’t enough.

That being said, the film should have no problem hitting its $22 million production budget, provided it can retain even a small portion of its audience for the next few weeks. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if The Hundred-Foot Journey held much better than the likes of Guardians and TMNT as the month wears on.

hundred foot journey dayal mirren Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 10th, 2014

Rounding out the top 5 is Lucy with $9.3 million. The Scarlett Johansson action flick (if you can even call it that) has been the surprising hit of the last month, generating $97 million in box office receipts over the last three weeks.

Coming in at number 6 is Step Up All In with $6.5 million. That’s the worst opening for the series thus far and a surefire sign interest in this dance-crazy franchise has run its course. That being said, Step Up All In did a little better overseas, grossing $37 million.

Hercules comes in at number 7 with $5.7 million. Although the film has made $63 million thus far, it is unlikely to surpass its $100 million production budget when all is said and done. Perhaps now we can put to rest the idea of adapting the demigod’s story for the big screen.

The James Brown biopic Get On Up is the number 8 film with $5 million. The film fell 63% from last weekend and is now only up to $22 million.

get on up chadwick boseman nelsan ellis Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 10th, 2014

In at number 9 is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with $4.4 million, which brings its domestic total to $197 million. Fox’s critically acclaimed blockbuster is inching closer to $200 million domestic and should get there by next week. On the worldwide front, Dawn has hit $503 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is Planes: Fire & Rescue with $2.4 million. Now at $52 million domestic, Disney Animation’s sequel has passed its $50 million production budget.

[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, August 11th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: box office, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Get On Up, guardians of the galaxy, hercules, into the storm, lucy, Planes 2, step up, teenage mutant ninja turtles, the hundred-foot journey

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  1. I expect Guardians to finish around $500 – $600 million which would be another fantastic achievement for Marvel.

    • Well, it’s already just passed $300million worldwide so it’s certainly possible, especially with such a slow season between now and the next big film.

    • I doubt it. What happen to all the Disney Marvel fans screaming Guardians will make a billion. I guess they got a reality check.

      It will at least make 400 million though so I guess that’s not half bad.

      • Fans guessing box office are often wrong. I was listening to a podcast the other day where hard core fans predicted that Pacific Rim would easily surpass Man of Steel at the box office.

        But even so called experts only guess at box office. And since few people know the actual budgets of these films, including marketing costs, bragging about box office by amateurs is a waste of time.

      • You gotta remember this hasn’t opened in china yet. That will probably be a huge amount of money for marvel.

      • Suck my as s , bit ch

    • I think you’re right. It still has a lot of markets to open and it could still make over 100m domestically. 400m+ is a certainty at this point.

    • Guardians has a higher 10-Day total than Transformers, the highest grossing film of the year thus far. It’s also already at $313,815,761 worldwide with many Countries yet to open, which isn’t bad at all. I doubt it’ll crack the billion dollar mark, but it may end up the highest Domestic film of the year.

      • Probably not. Remember, The Hunger Games is still coming which is virtually guaranteed to earn over 300m. Guardians has a slim chance of reaching that.

  2. Michael Bay strikes again . That’s 2 for 2 this year.

    • Bay is not the director

      • No. But its his production company (Platinum Dunes). He’s also executive producer.
        ergo, he still gets the money from TMNT movie.

        • You’re forgetting that the movie has 5 other producers; Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick, Ian Bryce.

  3. Michael Bay is both an idiot and a genius. He said the haters would still watch his films, and they still do. He’s basically saying that he can put little effort into his story and characters, but he’s still going to make a bunch of money.

    • Bay is not the director

      • @cody
        Haters gonna hate

    • Or… or… haters are simply vastly outnumbered ;)

      You are right about Michael Bay. He’s just become a guy you’re not supposed to like if you’re a movie buff. But the thing is that most moviegoers don’t know who’s making what. And that lack of knowledge makes no difference anyway. At the end of the day it comes down to enjoying what you see on the big screen.

  4. Let the rage begin.

  5. Michael Bay, hate him if you will, is his OWN brand – like Lucasfilm, Marvel etc ….

    Bay has been successful since day one. In terms of Box Office, anyway.

    FACTS:

    1. If MARVEL (Feige)had the chance to speak with Michael Bay about a special project- Marvel would LEAP at that chance.

    2. Michael Bay would NEVER work with Marvel. He’s his own thing.

    Just the facts….

    • I doubt Marvel would throw him a bone and his last movies have been really bad. Bay picks a already popular property and makes a cheap poor quality version of it on the big screen.

    • Bay is not the director

      • @ cody
        Haters gonna hate.

    • First things first, Michael Bay can’t even carry Marvel’s jock-straps.
      Marvel NEVER goes for big names, but good ones who they believe can produce something brilliant in line with Marvel’s idea.

      Also, I believe a lot of fanboys of the ‘other’ comic book giant (and i’m not calling you one, btw.) are cringing at the success a totally random comic book property from Marvel is having.

    • Are you crazy? Marvel would not, in a million years, get Bay as the director. Marvel makes good movies, not stupid Bay crap which only has success at box office.

      Dude, Kevin Feige is not an idiot. He WILL NEVER hire third rate directors.

  6. “Alas, Star-Lord and the Guardians were thwarted by the Turtles.”

    I went on another blog and stated words to that effect and the fans come out swinging. The reactions is akin to it’s heresy to suggest that Marvel films can be flawed or can’t win the box office all the time. I do believe this result shows a Marvel movie is not invulnerable; that another movie based on a comic has the potential of beating it at the box office. One of the standard defenses is a second week drop was expected. Well, that drop was projected on the other Marvel films and with the exception of Captain America 1, those films won their second weekends. (The other defense is the other movies they went up against were not serious competition.) I still think it shows Marvel has a chink in its armor. It’s not infallible.

    • To be honest, Guardians lost to a film that (based on the trailers alone) was of a lesser quality but had more brand name recognition due to the endless shows, movies and other merch.

      It didn’t do too badly for a property that barely anyone knew, though, I would’ve liked a more closely fought struggle between the two this past weekend because I can’t remember the last time we had a truly titanic battle between big movies. Studios tend to play it more safely these days to maximise their returns (for instance BVS having a 6 week advantage over Cap 3).

      • I say Guardians of the Galaxy pulled $94 million on its opening weekend thanks to Marvel Studios’ marketing team. They earned their paychecks and bonuses for selling an obscure comic to the movie-going general public.

        But given what happened this weekend with Guardians, other studios with comic book stars may be willing to challenge Marvel at closer quarters (premiering their projects within a week – before or after – of a Marvel one) or take Marvel head on, like it was proposed with a Captain America 3/Batman v. Superman match-up. Can you image the ad wards? The fights for who gets fast food or merchandise tie-ins first, the venues for late night talk shows to do promos first, and who gets the Thursday night/midnight showings? Entertainment shows, magazines and blogs would have a field day; and the reporting would be more interesting than the movie plots themselves.

        • oops….ad wards.

        • Marvel started advertising Guardians when Winter Soldier came out, so anything less at the box office might have been a letdown.

          What this might be an indicator of is how short a run films like this will have with similar products being released so close to each other.

        • Marvel marketing helped,but strong reviews and word of mouth really did more to help Guardians. And the strongest marketing move was NOT to show more of Rocket and Groot, and I do not know if this was intentional. Audiences love these two characters and were surprised by some of their actions because the trailers did not spoil everything.

          Except for maybe Thor and the Hulk, MOST Marvel characters are obscure to mainstream movie goers. Even Iron Man was second tier. In the end, you have to establish the characters and make good movies. Along these lines, I would much prefer seeing a movie featuring Black Widow or Loki than one featuring Doctor Strange or Ant Man. But Marvel really wants to port its comic book lineup into movies.

          • I agree. It really has a lot more about making good movies than some people tend to think. You can only fool so many into watching something horrible. There is almost always a very clear connection between good box office numbers and good ratings. When people think otherwise it’s mostly because they can’t fathom that they’re own opinion isn’t universal ;)

            • A lot of mediocre to terrible things make money too, there is no accounting for what people will buy. And why does how much money something makes validate the quality of some things for some fans?

              • Singlestick said that strong reviews and word of mouth did more to help GotG than good marketing.

                And I agree with that statement. The movies that get negative reviews and poor ratings from moviegoers don’t break records at the box office.

                There is a connection. And that’s why we mention box office numbers. It tells us something about the reception of a movie. The public opinion.

                And there is accounting for what people will buy. They will buy what they like.

                You might argue that just because something is liked by many people that doesn’t mean it’s good quality. And I could turn it around and answer that just because something is disliked by you that doesn’t mean it’s bad quality.

                And that’t the thing. This is subjective. There is no right and wrong. Good and bad. Just opinions.

                But if we are talking about the succes (or failure) of something, then it isn’t about our own opinions alone but about the opinions of the many and then it makes perfect sense to utilize the available statistics.

    • Why does it matter what finished at what position? Completly irrelavent, never understood people carring about this. Its about how much money the film made. In some weeks you are 1 with 41m in others not. Who cares, 41m anyway.

      GotG made its money more then back and marvel are very happy with the results!

  7. Turtles didn’t do bad overseas it only opened in a few markets.

    from boxofficemojo:
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened to $28.7 million this weekend; its only major markets were Russia ($11.1 million) and Mexico ($6.9 million). Both of those are strong debuts that rival recent major releases like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Guardians of the Galaxy.

    • Just wait until the other markets open. Turtles is out in October over here and I can see it doing £6million in that first weekend.

    • Ninja Turtles actually made 65.4 million on opening weekend,not 28.7 million.

  8. All the Michael Bay haters are pissed right now and I love it. Lol.

    • Bay is not the director

      • It doesn’t matter if he wasn’t the director. He was still attached to the movie.

  9. I just got back from TMNT and it was entertaining. Stuff didn’t blow up in every scene – Bay did not direct this, keep in mind. The pacing was perfect. Not too long or short focusing on one scene or the next. Shredder, Splinter and the Turtles kicked ass.

  10. tmnt was good glad i went ahead and watched it and the changes did not bother me.

    just hope the sequal was be as good as this one was

  11. Turtles Saturday box office was 22 million, significantly down from the Friday opening (and Friday includes Thursday preview showings). So we don’t know how strong this movie really is. After the nostalgia factor plays out, its appeal to younger kids will be all it has to keep it going.

    Guardians Saturday box office increased over Friday, a good sign.

    Hercules has grossed 135 million worldwide. Still weak, but not a disaster. Lucy has grossed 112 million worldwide. It will be interesting to see how these 2 films continue to do over their run.

    • It dropped 14% that’s a strong hold and not a big drop. 25.6 million Friday with 4 million previews is a 21 million and a 22 mil Saturday

      • Adjusting for kids on vacation, Friday is going to be mainly evening showings. Saturday offers the possibility of more screenings, afternoon matinees as well as evenings. Stronger films build from Friday to Saturday. Given name recognition and familiarity, Turtles should have done better on Saturday if it were really a good movie as opposed to a weak nostalgia fest. It will be interesting to see how it does next weekend.

        Guardians dropped 56 percent over the previous weekend. Typically these movies drop 65 percent or more. You might be seeing the effect of strong word of mouth here and repeat viewings. I know people who skipped Guardians on its opening week and who were waiting on Turtles who are surprised to hear how much people liked Guardians, and who are now curious.

  12. I don’t see this weekend as a fail by any means for Guardians. It held better for the weekend than many other movies- and was the best second weekend of the summer!

    It’s more accurate to say that TMNT had a better than expected weekend, so Guardians took second place. Both movies won this weekend. TMNT had a great opening; GOTG had a great second weekend. As the article pointed out, GOTG is doing fantastic business. I think some commenters are missing the big picture.

    • Yep. Apart from The Giver, maybe, I don’t see a lot more happening in August. So it will be interesting to see how both films end up doing. Too bad that Hercules was not a better movie. It otherwise would have done well during August.

  13. Well i was wrong about guardians repeating at number one. I guess tmnt
    Still has a huge following and megan fox prescence did not hurt either.

    • Brother, from all of your comments I’ve read…

      You’re wrong more than you’re right, you should be used to this feeling.

  14. I have to say…I did not expect the Turtles to do this sort of business. In fact, I expected Guardians to beat it. But I certainly can’t say that Guardians second week business was bad. Especially when you consider that not long ago, it was considered to be a very ‘risky’ project for Disney.

    Not sure what this means for Disney/Marvel films in the future (if it means anything at all), but it probably does mean that other studios may not be quite as fearful of having a film follow the week after (unless it has the name ‘Avengers’ in the title, that is).
    Having said all that…maybe we should wait a week and see how The Turtles do in THEIR second week.

  15. I love how movie fans these day, it seems Marvel/Disney fans especially, get so caught up in box office numbers.
    Like it’s some kind of sport judged by who markets their movie the best.
    Just remember this when you’re doing the Rocky dance because your movie “won” and you are now taking it as validation (for some skewed reason) that it is the best…

    That same logic (hahaha logic!) would also mean that McDonalds makes the “best” hamburgers and Miley Cyrus is the “best” female singer.
    So unless you are ready to embrace Justin Beiber as a musical genius, learn the lesson that numbers sold have little to do with quality.

    In fact, it wouldn’t be hard to demonstrate how that is usually the exact opposite of the truth, the more popular a thing, the less intrinsic value it tends to have!

    • Words!

    • Thank you for saying that. With the amount of money the dark knight made I still can’t believe fanboys have the stones to call it the best superhero movie of all time. And don’t get me started on crap like ac/dc queen and those other hack “bands”.

      • queen and ac/dc hack bands? You obviously know next too nothing about music, what music would you class as good by good musicians? Please enlighten me

        • I mean even if it is not the style of music you like, they still wrote and produced there own music,Queen is the only band in history where every member has written a number 1 song in the uk. A hack band lacks originality puts any garbage together or copies someone else, basically anyone that goes through the Simon Cowe machine

          • I think he was being sarcastic and really saying that just because something is popular that doesn’t always mean it’s a McDonalds or Justin Bieber. It can just as well be a The Dark Knight or Queen.

      • You’re sarcasm is well appreciated!
        Seriously, I love all things sarcasm! 555 (ha ha ha)

        But for every AC/DC and Queen on the top all time albums, there is also a Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Bee Gee’s, Shania Twain, Madonna, and Alanis Morrisette.

        While the Dark Knight was great, it sits at about #20 on the all time gross list. Above it is: The Dark Knight Rises, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 3, TWO Transformers movies, and Star Wars: Phantom Menace.

        Phantom f***ing Menace!!!!!!

        So nice try to invalidate my point…. except for the fact that you failed that is!
        But stay sarcastic my friend!

        • I know I am no jit, but I just want to throw a few things onto the table.

          You mention some of the other artists from the list of all time top albums, but those are all highly regarded in their own genre. We can all have our favorite genre and artists, but I don’t think we can say that artists of one genre is greater or somehow more legit than artists of another genre.

          Even though I don’t like all of those myself, I do acknowledge them and I wouldn’t consider any of them to be a Justin Bieber.

          And if we’re talking movies, we can do our usual nitpicking dance, but despite everything critical about for example Phantom Menace I also wouldn’t consider that one to be a Justin Bieber of movies.

          I think the Justin Biebers of movies are the stuff at the real bottom. The stuff we don’t even talk about. The Uwe Boll movies. The stuff that has titles like Sharknado or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. That’s the Justin Bierbers of movies.

          Phantom Menace is something we dislike because it’s made by the best and comes short of the level we expect. But seriously it’s still far above the real crap that is also out there.

          That’s how I see it.

          • I can see your point.
            I actually thought that as I typed out the music list, just because I don’t love it, doesn’t mean it’s without value.

            But I disagree on two points.
            Phantom menace IS that bad IMO 555 (ha ha ha)
            And if the movies you used AREN’T being talked about they are, most unfortunately, not a good Justin Beiber comparison! 555

            Let’s drop then whole Justin Beaver thing… I’ll simplify it with the other guy’s Dark Knight usage and ask one simple question:

            If the Dark Knight Rises made more money than the Dark Knight, is gross a useful barometer for quality?

            Or do we realize that a LOT of things go into gross above and beating quality. In the year of Transformers: Age of Extinction this should be more obvious than ever. My apologies to those who loved it, I think T4 was average as it gets. But with horrible reviews and word of mouth, and a very poor general consensus I’m quite sure won’t change, for that movie to STILL make a billion (and more than Dark Knight) it should destroy the concept of gross = quality.

            • I’ll be happy to drop Justin Bieber, but I do maintain that his level of bad in the field of music is far below Phantom Menace’s level of bad in the field of movies. That’s my opinion.

              That we talk about him, don’t make his music any better. It just makes him somebody we’ve happened to notice in the tabloid media.

              And now he is dropped ;)

              I agree that you can’t use gross as a precise barometer between individual blockbuster movies with an above average rating. I know that TDKR grossed better than TDK and that the majority of moviegoers like TDK better than TDKR.

              I also agree that there are many exceptions. Some of the greatest movies haven’t been big blockbuster movies.

              But I think you can use gross as a rough barometer. In the case of TDK and TDKR they both grossed high and they’re both rated high. And if you have a movie with a poor rating then chances are that it also failed at the box office. So there’s a rough indication.

              But of course you should keep an eye open for the exceptions.

              • Exceptions like Transformers 4?
                555 (ha ha ha)

                Best point (IMO) you made was comparing blockbuster to blockbuster.
                Perhaps that is where I get lost in trying to think this through. For of the top 50 grossing movies all time, I would be surprised if more than one was even the best movie of the year it was released.
                But perhaps that is an apples to oranges way to look at it. Gross can’t tell you if it’s a better movie, but it can tell you if it was a better blockbuster. Of course including the concept of packaging and marketing in the term “blockbuster”

                Hmmm….

                • If we look at the highest grossing when it’s adjusted for the inflation you do find more movies that would be considered good movies as well as all time classics.

                  And I don’t mean 101 Dalmatians ;)

                  http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

    • All you ever do is come on here complaining about Marvel/Disney fans. Did they pick on you while you were in school or something?

      • All I ever do?
        What, in like all 13 comments I’ve ever left on this site?
        Test subject is a little small to start calculating trends isn’t it?

        That said… Marvel makes good movies, but their fans do kinda suck with their bully tactics and non-stop chest beating.
        Thank God we don’t do this in person because I’m sure it wouldn’t take much for y’all to start flingin your feces!

    • Box office success helps determine what gets made next. A great film that does poorly hurts the chances of sequels and films that might be similar.

      And Transformers has grossed 1 billion bucks. This guarantees a steady flow of crap movies until the end of time.

      • But that’s okay.

        All the great “small” films would never get made if they didn’t have money to spare from the big ones. So they are needed.

    • Yeah, coz ninja turtles was such a good movie,right?
      And wasn’t Man of Steel a glorious gem? I mean it is at a lofty 56 frickin’ percent. at rotten tomatoes.
      And, how do critics rate Marvel’s movies? In the lowly 80s and 90s right?
      I mean that can’t mean Marvel makes good movies, does it?

      DC rocks, b****es!!

      • 5555 (ha ha ha ha)
        I musta hit a nerve!
        I knew I shouldn’t have included the “especially Marvel/Disney fans” line.

        While I stand by it, y’all are sensitive and way to caught up in your fandom! Sorry, but if you guys are going to go around bragging that your movie “won” and constantly quote box office numbers as validation, then you need to be able to take it on the chin when some people point out what a horrible measuring stick that is. And it is.

        N let me clear something else up right now:
        I LIKE MARVEL/DISNEY FILMS! I think they are quite good, or at least most are. I NEVER once made an attempt to make this a Marvel OR DC thing like y’all love so much. I live in a wacky world where people are allowed to like both! GASP!
        My statement wasn’t meant as “this means Marvel movies suck” (though I find it telling y’all took it that way) but rather “box office numbers are NOT a useful tool for determining quality.”
        I DO however think Marvel/Disney have the most annoying fanboys on the planet. Bar none.

  16. Marvel Disney fans face it guardians fell off. Get over it!!

  17. I’m calling it now TMNT 2 takes on Cap3 and wins.

    • If it comes out in august again then it will destroy the shazam movie.

      • Like TMNT did Guardians this weekend!

        • Man you need to learn something about statistics. Guardians is in its second weekend numnuts. If we were to compare opening weekend totals for both films, guess who got smashed. TMNT did better than expected, Guardians kept to the forecast revenue even exceeding it slightly as it had a better second weekend than Cap. But hey lets see what happens next weekend, who will top who, with guardians income being fairly steady and TMNT seeing a decline day by day on its opening weekend.

      • Ya see, THIS is what I’m talking about…

        Only D-bags and shareholders think this kinda s*** matters!

        Both of you are, at least mildly, pathetic IMO.

  18. I don’t understand. GOTG made 94 millions its first week end. Ninja Turtles made 65 millions its first week end. How come GOTG is considered having lost to Ninja Turtles?

    It did less this week end but it came out a week earlier.

    • Because it didn’t come in at #1. As much as the Marvel Disney fans were screaming Guardians will be number 1 for three to four weeks, and its gonna make a billion, they needed this dose of reality.

      At least Avengers 2 should make a billion but Antman will bomb.

      • You are probably Ninja 55 who comes on here almost everyday complaining about fans. It’s pretty obvious the film wouldn’t make a billion. It doesn’t matter that the film didn’t come in number one it’s doing really good at the box office, majority of the general audience & critics loved it, and that’s all that matters.

        • No I’m not Ninja55 I’m just one of the many who were tired of Disney marvel fans bragging and attacking everyone else’s CMB’s last week.

          It made me not even want to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Disney Marvel fanboys weren’t saying it wasn’t going to make a billion last week.

          I heard it was cool to watch but I wouldn’t buy it or see it twice.

          I’m pretty sure if it was number 1 again you probably would have been doing the same thing this week instead of saying it doesn’t matter.

        • When I have something to say I’ll just say it brada, no need to be incognito on a site that already allows us to post incognito!

  19. “Guardians of the Galaxy, which was Marvel Studios biggest gamble yet, now holds the distinction of having out-grossed any other film this year at the U.S. box office during its first ten days.”

    http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/08/10/guardians-of-the-galaxy-is-now-outpacing-transformers-age-of-ext/

    If that’s a loss, who needs to win?

    • What matters in the next 120 days for the overall gross.

      • No, what matters is…. wait for it…. wait for it…. whether or not YOU liked the damn movie!!

        Box Office gross CAN NOT validate or invalidate your opinion!

        The ONLY reason it matters at all is if you are hoping for a sequel. EVEN THEN it only matters that it was profitable. It doesn’t matter if your Disney movie beat the Fox movie, or your Fox movie beat the Sony movie, or your Sony movie beat the WB movie (when they get around to making any CBM that is!)

        That s*** is for pathetic fanboys who need validation of their favorite, and desire to s*** on anybody else’s favorite.

        THAT is my point about this whole BO BS y’all put so much stock in.
        Maybe that’s it…. Do y’all own stock in some of these companies? 555 (ha ha ha)

  20. Guys, name me just one M Bay movie that bombed real hard. Even if there is one, it sure didn’t stop him!
    You see guys, M Bay is an invincible Hollywood god. A Hollywood god has the power to make tons of green ones no matter how crap their product is. Sorry, but the sooner we accept this, the sooner we can move on.

    • Unfortunately every time I try that a horde of Bay fanboys arrive and try to shove his products as some of the best movies ever made down to my throat.

  21. TMNT has not been released here in Australia yet. Not due out here till 11th September :( So looking forward to seeing it after reading some positive reviews from the US

  22. I have not watched Guardians of the Galaxy. It does not come out yet due to Eid Mubarak holiday.

    I got to wait until september.

  23. Hey there,

    TMNT did not do bad business overseas. It just opened in only a few markets, of which only two major markets (Russia and Mexico).

    GOTG held about equal to CA2 and Thor2.

    I think Into The Storm’s bad performance may be mostly caused by its marketing which didn’t give human characters to identify with, and the fierce competition it’s facing.
    Would also not be surprised if StepUp7 won’t even be released theatrically in the US.

  24. For those wondering WHAT IS LEFT FOR M BAY TO RUIN NOW!:
    Well, think about it real good guys.M Bay loves:
    Nostalgic franchises
    Fantastical elements
    Showing off hot women
    Now what old cartoon would fit all that so that he can ruin it
    There is one people told me about.
    It was an anime about some chicks from the moon.

    • *sailor moon*

  25. TMNT was nothing more than nonsensical drivel. After being inundated with a plethora of visually spectacular and mentally stimulating films released by Marvel, the current release of producer Michael Bay’s TMNT was mind-numbingly dull. It truly is an utterly detestable film that only could have been worse had it been made and released by wb/dc, whom rank just below the infamous Michael Bay and just above a collection of neanderthal troglodytes.

    • WOW, miz…

      Do you have ANY clue how pathetically silly you sound?

      Yikes.

    • Your trolling skills are exceptional. Who trained you?!?

      Also, yet more proof that Marvel/Disney have the most classless fans on the planet!

      Decent movies.
      C*** fans!

      555 (ha ha ha)

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