Long Range Forecast: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Featured Stories - on June 13, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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Producer Michael Bay and Paramount will try to reboot another franchise when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on August 8th. BoxOffice takes a closer look at the commercial viability of TMNT in our Long Range Forecast. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(Paramount)

PROS:

- The popular Nickelodeon show has helped the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stay relevant to a new generation of fans.
- The TMNT franchise is still responsible for plenty of toy sales.
- The nostalgia factor will lead to curiosity on the part of a lot of twenty/thirtysomethings. 
- Even though Michael Bay didn't direct the film, it still feels like he could have. Bay's directorial style may not go over well with critics, but paying audiences eat it up.  

CONS:

- A lot of fans have reacted negatively to the first trailer. In fact, one fan went so far as to change the way the turtles looked in the movie. 
- The casting of Megan Fox won't really help bring in female moviegoers. 
- If it overperforms, Guardians of the Galaxy could easily overshadow TMNT.  

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Into the Storm Aug 8, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 8, 2014 Paramount
$37,000,000 $95,000,000
The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 8, 2014 Disney
$15,000,000 $59,000,000
Step Up All In Aug 8, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Disney
$68,000,000 $187,000,000
Get On Up Aug 1, 2014 Universal
$22,000,000 $88,000,000
Hercules (2014) Jul 25, 2014 Paramount
$21,000,000 $52,000,000
Lucy Jul 25, 2014 Universal
$28,000,000 $90,000,000
Sex Tape Jul 18, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$26,000,000 $92,000,000
Planes: Fire and Rescue Jul 18, 2014 Disney
$20,000,000 $74,000,000
The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18, 2014 Universal
$22,000,000 $45,000,000
And So It Goes Jul 18, 2014 Clarius Entertainment
$5,000,000 $17,000,000
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Jul 11, 2014 Fox
$68,000,000 $210,000,000
The Fluffy Movie Jul 11, 2014 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
Earth to Echo Jul 2, 2014 Relativity Media
$10,000,000 $38,000,000
Tammy Jul 2, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$25,000,000 $105,000,000
Deliver Us From Evil Jul 2, 2014 Sony/Screen Gems
$17,000,000 $55,000,000
Transformers: Age of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Paramount
$108,000,000 $300,000,000
Think Like a Man Too Jun 20, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$32,000,000 $83,000,000
Jersey Boys Jun 20, 2014 Warner Bros.
$12,000,000 $43,000,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.  

Tags: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, predictions

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