Movie Roundup: Ninja Turtles Power Bring another Boost to the Summer Box Office

The ninja turtles won over fans old and new at the movie theaters as it faced off against an evil kingpin who wants to take over New York.

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Thanks to Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo – the wise-cracking mutant reptiles from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ – the summer movie box office saw another weekend boost on the numbers.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is one of the biggest August openings so far, pulling in $65 million and leading at the weekend box office. It’s a good thing the return of the turtles was well-received because there’s already news out that ‘Ninja Turtles 2’ is set to come out in 2016.

After ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ brought in $94 million for its weekend debut last week, this week, the film took second place at the weekend box office with $41.5 million. The film remains on track to pull in over $260 million this summer.

In other news on new releases, ‘Into the Storm,’ a twister tale took third place at the weekend box office with $18 million. ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey,’ about dueling restaurants in France, took fourth place at the weekend box office with $11.1 million. And ‘Step Up All In,’ about dancers battling for victory – this time in Las Vegas – took sixth place at the weekend box office with $6.6 million.

Head to the movie theaters now to catch these summer hits and the release of other great summer flicks later in the week!

New Movie Releases This Week: August 15, 2014

For those looking for an action/adventure flick:

  • The Expendables 3 (PG-13)
    Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas
    A team known as “The Expendables” come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.

For those looking for an action flick with comedy:

  • Let’s Be Cops (R)
    Cast: Nina Dobrev, Angela Kerecz, Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr.
    When two pals face struggle, they decide to dress up as police officers for a costume party and end up becoming a neighborhood sensation. But when the newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

For those looking for a sci-fi drama:

  • The Giver (PG-13)
    Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift
    In what seems to be a perfect community of no war, pain, suffering, differences or choices, a young boy is  chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.


Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit’s Movie Times!

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