‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ earns $69.3 million worldwide in its opening weekend

Sequels don’t always work and franchise often bears the brunt of the performance of its various ventures. Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies’ recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (2016) which released on 3 June, 2016 earned $35.3 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office (North America). However this was roughly half of the $65.6 million that its predecessor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 grossed in its opening weekend thus, illustrating that not all sequels necessarily perform well. Also, this opening was around 45 per cent down from the 2014 film. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has grossed $35.3 million in North America and $34 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $69.3 million. Paramount spent $135 million on this film and released the movie across 4,071 locations. With an average opening for the film in its opening weekend, recovering the budget seems to be a task for the franchise. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (1) Speaking about the franchise, the 2014 film earned $191.2 million in North America and $302.1 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $493.3 million. The film got such a leaping response as audiences both young and old had not seen a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in 21 years. The budget of this film was $125 million and with the extensive returns, the franchise set its foot to build its name. The 2016 film has opened in 40 international markets, including Russia, Mexico and the United Kingdom till date but still there are several major territories left to open, the biggest being China on 2 July, 2016. Therefore, this film still has some hope and opportunities to strike in order to come in par and stand true to its franchise.