Paramount Already Wants More 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
In a surprising debut weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles busted the box office with a global box office take of nearly $94 million, dethroning Guardians of the Galaxy in its second weekend and guaranteeing a sequel for the summer of 2016.
After a sluggish summer at the movies, Marvel got the party rolling last weekend with Guardians and Paramount was more than happy to keep the party going with their rebooted take on the heroes in a half shell.
Almost immediately after hearing the good news, Paramount chief Brad Grey and producer Michael Bay to announced their plans for a TMNT sequel, which already has the tentative release date of June 3, 2016.
Variety reports that Bay will return as a producer and both Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, best known for penning Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, are expected to return as the films screenwriters.
And even though Marvel's intergalactic stunner couldn't hold onto the top spot, Guardians of the Galaxy still managed a second place finish with $41.5 million in comparison with the Turtles impressive domestic take of $65 million.