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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of the Shadows' battles to win soft weekend box office

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of the Shadows' battles to win soft weekend box office

While “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” looks to be leading the weekend box office from Friday returns, the sequel to the 2014 hit also seems to be following in the footsteps of other recent films that have lagged behind their predecessors.

The movie brought in an estimated $12.5 million Friday, pointing toward a projected weekend total of more than $33 million. Produced again by Michael Bay and starring Megan Fox alongside the pizza-eating, crime-fighting creatures of the title, the new film lagged behind the more than $65-million opening of the first “Ninja Turtles” movie in August 2014.

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