"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" earned $93.7 million worldwide during its opening weekend in 20 territories. ©TMNT Movie

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” earned $93.7 million worldwide during its opening weekend in 20 territories.
©TMNT Movie

(Relaxnews) – With $93.7 million in revenues, the heroes in a half shell unseated “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the global box office for the weekend ending August 10, according to Rentrak.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the latest adaptation of the comics, rose to the challenge and outperformed “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the global box office this week, mainly thanks to US moviegoers. The turtles brought in $65 million in domestic revenues and $28.7 million abroad, while Star-Lord and his friends grossed $41.5 million in the US and $40.1 million abroad.

In first place at the worldwide box office last week, the space adventuremovie starring Chris Pratt is now in second place with $81.6 million, far ahead of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” in third with $33.9 million.

Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” which surprised observers by opening in third place at the worldwide box office last week, took fourth place with $30.3 million.

The South Korean film “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” claimed fifth place thanks entirely to revenues from its home market ($26.5 million). In sixth was the summer action movie “Into the Storm,” which grossed $26.3 million during its opening weekend in 21 territories.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” continues its impressive run, adding $17.9 million this weekend to its total revenues of over $1 billion. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” meanwhile, crossed the $500 million mark with its cumulative performance.

hc/lwt