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The Box Office: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Opens Big; Sequel Already Ordered

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

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While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was expected to win the weekend, it unexpectedly over performed and ousted Guardians of the Galaxy from the top spot. Ninja Turtles scored an estimated $65 million, the biggest domestic opening ever for a TMNT movie (not adjusted for inflation), talk about turtle power! Guardians fell to second place with $41.5 million. Internationally, Ninja Turtles made an additional $28.7 million and Guardians has now earned over $137 million abroad.

Into the Storm, which opened in third place with an estimated $18 million; The Hundred-Foot Journey opened in fourth place with $11.1 million; and Step Up All In came in sixth place with a franchise-low of $6.6 million.

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TMNT was one of the worst reviewed movies of the summer, but money talks in this crazy town. Paramount is happy with that $65 million win this weekend and has officially set Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 for a June 3, 2016 release.  Writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec will return to write the sequel and Michael Bay will be back to produce with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes, however, there’s no word on whether or not Jonathan Liebesman will return to direct.

It’s pretty disheartening that a solid opening weekend can do that for a movie that was critically shit on and more than likely not a win with audiences who went to see it out of pure nostalgic reasons. Or maybe they were just curious as to just how bad it is. So yes, it will make back what it earned and sell a lot of toys, but at what real cost? The good name that is TMNT has been hurt with this movie right? We can’t go back and do it right. The winning formula of strange CGI and poor storytelling is now in Paramount’s head as a winning combination.

According to Deadline, Adam Goodman, President of Paramount’s Film Group, had this to say about the plan to move forward with the sequel:

“Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the Turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before. The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story.”

I don’t think they ensured people who paid to see the movie left happy; like a lot of movies, they just wanted the butts in the seats opening weekend.

Are you looking forward to getting more Turtles?

Next week we get: The Expendables 3, The Giver, Let’s Be Cops (on Wed.)

Title Weekend Total 1. Neighbors $51,070,000 $51 2. Amazing Spider-Man 2 $37,200,000 $147.9 3. The Other Woman $9,250,000 $65.7 4. Heaven is for Real $7,000,000 $75.2 5. Captain America 2 $5,619,000 $224.9 6. Rio 2 $5,125,000 $113.1 7. Mom’s Night Out $4,200,000 $4.2 8. Legends of Oz $3,705,000 $3.7 9. Divergent $1,700,000 $145 10. Brick Mansions $1,480,000 $18.3
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Title Weekend Total
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65M $65M
2. Guardians of the Galaxy $41.5M $175.8M
3. Into the Storm $18M $18M
4. The Hundred-Foot Journey $11.1M $11.1M
5. Lucy $9.3M $97.3M
6. Step Up All In $6.5M $6.5M
7. Hercules $5.7M $63.4M
8. Get On Up $5M $22.9M
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $4.4M $197.8M
10. Planes: Fire & Rescue $2.4M $52.9M

Our Favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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In honor of Friday’s release of the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we’re going back to our childhood memories of TMNT in a big way: Toys! Chances are if you were a kid in the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s, you had some awesome toys from TMNT and will recognize most of our selection’s below.

The list could be endless but we only allowed ourselves to pick four each, it was a hard task. As a child you would search high and low at Toys R Us, looking for that rare Shredder or Splinter that never seemed to arrive. Sure they had a plethora of Foot Soldiers, but who the heck wants more than two of those?

Show us or tell us about your favorite TMNT toy memories via Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below, oh and Cowabunga!

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Here’s The New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Rap and TV Spot

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have always loved pizza and since the popular dance climax of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, they also love a good rap song. Ninja Rap (thanks to thanks to Vanilla Ice) was all the rage when I was a kid, but it seems it’s time for a revamp of that too.

The new song is out called “Shell Shocked” and it’s by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kill The Noise & Madsonik. It works for them I think; it helps make this movie seem more fun with every trailer that’s for sure.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8 2014, check out the rap, TV spot, and new poster below:

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The New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TV Spot Talks Origin

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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There has not been a lot of promotion for Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot up until now; I guess they want to have people go with curiosity more than ideas about what they are going to see. I don’t really know what to expect myself, but so far it looks pretty fun. The latest TV spot shares some origin story about our Ninja Turtles.

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th 2014, after the jump watch the new TV spot.

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William Fichtner You Are NOT The Shredder! The New Trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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The posters are all here and now the trailer has been revealed. It’s really the first trailer where we get to see all the characters up close and the CGI is very noticeable; if that will be the worst thing about this movie is yet to be answered. One item from the trailer that was especially interesting was the reveal that William Fichtner, who was thought to be playing Shredder, is NOT Shredder. He is seen talking to someone in the shadows (obviously) who then goes mental with the sharp suit. So, one less thing to be confused about.

Here’s the official synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in theaters on August 8th 2014, watch the new trailer below:

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Four Character Posters Revealed for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [Update: All Four Now Revealed]

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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With the upcoming release of the new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, so comes with it a media blitz. With some interesting viral marketing you can tweet a favorite turtle and thus help out with the reveal of their respective character posters and more.

Let’s have Megan Fox explain it better:

UPDATE: Three posters so far! One more and the new trailer will be here.

UPDATE 2:  That’s all 4! The trailer is on the way.

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Shredder From the New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Looks Insane, Sharp

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are just about ready for a fight; on August 8th 2014 it looks like they will going toe to toe with the Shredder. If you thought Super Shredder from TMNT II was a beast, check out this razor blade! It’s insane. We haven’t seen a lot of close up shots of Shredder played by William Fichtner, so this is a nice reveal.

Check out the image below, click on his scissorhands for a larger view:

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Update: Movies To See In 2014

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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2013 has come and gone and my thoughts on the best movies of last year can be seen here. Now it’s 2014 it’s another year for great movies; here is a list of movies I’m most looking forward to seeing and can only hope they don’t let me down. I didn’t forget the big ones that may appear on a lot of lists (X-men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America), I might even watch them; they just didn’t end up on my radar.

What are you warming up to see? Shout out in the comments below.

UPDATE: I’ve gone ahead and added the trailers for the unreleased movies and shared my thoughts on the movies that have come and gone already. Was I right to anticipate these titles? Let me know in the comments.

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The Trailer for TURTLE POWER Will Make You Miss Your Toys

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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If you grew up on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you probably made it out OK.  It’s the kids who weren’t allowed to watch it or didn’t own a TV that you had to watch out for.  Weird kids.

The TMNT have been around for 30 years and now a documentary chronicling their history is coming soon. The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will look at the phenomenon that is/was Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and my favorite Raphael. There were toys, concerts, comics, cartoons and countless Halloween costumes – it was awesome. The movie is only 98 minutes so I expect it skip over the Power Rangers cross over among other fine details.

Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuts on DVD & Digital HD August 12, 2014.

Watch the trailer below along with the boring press release:

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A New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Trailer Shares a Glimpse of Shredder

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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Here is the latest trailer from this summer’s reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where you can see some really good footage of the turtles and a quick shot of Shredder (you may want to pause it).  The movie is still dividing fans and frightening children with the strange (mutant-like) faces of our teenage turtles.  I’m going to give this one the benefit of the doubt for now, although I know that “it’s just a mask” scene is going to get zero laughs in theaters.  Change it up guys.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8, 2014; watch the trailer below:

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