Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Nets $4.6M Thursday

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started its weekend last night with a strong $4.6 million Thursday gross.

It’s a pretty crowded weekend, but there really was only one movie where the Thursday grosses will have much impact on the overall weekend. Not to be rude, but I don’t think Walt Disney’s DIS +1.57% The Hundred-Foot Journey burned up the advance-night preview crowd. For what it’s worth, New Line Cinema’s Into the Storm earned $800,000 on Thursday setting the stage for a $16-$18m debut weekend. But the big new release of the weekend is Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which earned a rock-solid $4.6 million last night from showings starting at around 7:00pm. The bad news is that since it is an August release and since there hasn’t been a TMNT feature film in seven years nor a live-action entry in 21 years, there isn’t much precedent to compare it to. Needless to say, the midnight screening/Thursday preview business was not a roaring one back in 1993.

Offhand, the most likely comparison is last year’s The Wolverine, which earned $4 million on its Thursday debut in late July and ended up with $53m for the weekend. Also of note,Maleficent earned $4m on its opening Thursday in late May of this year and went on to open with $69m.  Now does that mean I think that Jonathan Liebesman’s TMNT reboot is going to earn $55m-70m this weekend?  Doubtful, although I won’t necessarily rule it out. The Wolverine was well-reviewed and part of a trusted brand. The Wolverine earned just 7% of its opening weekend on Thursday, which would have been considered front-loaded just three years ago when 5%-6% was the norm but is now considered leggy when 9%-11% is relatively normal. Maleficent was the only big-game in town for females at that point in the summer, and as such boasted huge mother/daughter matinee business. One advantage of having so few female-centric blockbusters is that the ones that do pop up have the advantage of grabbing the whole pie for itself. [Read more…]

Megan Fox Addicted to Real Housewives: “They’re Like Drugs!”

Megan Fox is a fan of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise.

Like a really big fan.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star tells me she and hubby Brian Austin Green can’t get enough of the dramaramas.

“I watch all of the Housewives.,” Fox tells me. “Brian watches them, too. They’re addicting. And we talk about it. We’re like, ‘Could you believe Teresa did that?’ They’re like drugs those shows. It’s my worst vice for sure.”

And they really never miss an episode. “We watch them together and we record them if we’re going to be out of town,” Fox said. “There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just junk food for your brain.”

Source: E Online


‘Ninja Turtles’ and Megan Fox looking to earn at the box office superheroes

 Amid the fever of living cinema superheroes like C apitán America , Iron Man  or X-Men “, the Ninja Turtles  arrive ready to claim their space with a plot dotted with humor and explosive starring Megan Fox.

“There is room for a little more crazy antiheroes” said director Jonathan Liebesman during a recent press conference in Los Angeles to introduce the film, which opens this Friday in Mexico, the United States and most of Latin America.

These turtles make “a parody of superheroes” and the only goal of the film “is to entertain, with no other intention,” said South African filmmaker.

In the film, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo-whose names pay tribute to artists of the Renaissance will try to stop the gangFoot Clan , led by the monster Shredder , threatening the city of New York.

The four reptiles have the help of journalist April O’Neil, played by Fox and TV camera and Vernon suitor, played by Will Arnett. 

Liebesman said that Guardians of the Galaxy , a comedy sci-fi about a band of anti-heroes created by Marvel and produced by Disney, achieved “very good numbers” in its first weekend in theaters in the United States, referring to the 94 million dollars raised, the third biggest opening of the year.

“We are going to do the same this weekend,” forward.

Megan Fox, controversy

The franchise of the Ninja Turtles , born comic book created in 1983 by Kevin Eastman and Peter cartoonists Laird, has given rise to several animated films, video games and a troop of enraged fans.  [Read more…]

Fox 4KC Interviews Megan Fox Video

“How can you not want to love the turtles?” Megan Fox asks when she chatted with film critic Shawn Edwards about her role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Fox says she’s 90% kid and loves the turtles.

Watch Shawn’s conversation with her in the player above, where she reveals which turtle she’d want to hang out with if she had to choose.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes out on Friday, Aug. 7.

Source: Fox 4KC

Megan Fox: Noah Is Excited About His Baby Brother – ‘Half the Time’

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green weren’t too far off when they guessed that their son Noah Shannon would take his time warming up to his baby brother.

And with almost six months having passed since Bodhi Ransom‘s birth, the couple’s 22-month-old firstborn is still exploring his role.

“Half the time he is [excited], he wants to stroke his head and help feed him — then the other half of the time he tries to smother him,” the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star joked to PEOPLE at a Wednesday screening of her film in New York City.

The actors are keeping their eye on both boys, as Noah has been known to experiment target practice with his toys. “He’s good most of the time, but then every once in a while, when we’re not looking and we hear the baby cry, we realize he’s thrown a toy at his face,” Fox, 28, says.

But despite the bumpy road to brotherly love, Noah and Bodhi still have their sweet moments.

“There’s not a whole lot of bonding going on, but they took their first nap together today! They were sleeping in the same position,” the proud mama shares.

Source: Celebrity Babies

Megan Fox Danced When She Got The Role!

Damnit Maurie, from the Roz & Mocha Show, travelled to Hollywood to interview Megan Fox and Will Arnett who star in Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which hits theatres this weekend!

Megan Fox grew up a fan of the Turtles and landing the iconic role of April O’Neil was a dream come true for the actress, “I literally danced when I got the part, when I found out, because I was waiting for 2 weeks. They wouldn’t answer me, wouldn’t let me know if I had booked it or not. Then I got word and I danced in my living room.”

Also, she thinks that even the most hardcore super fans of the Turtles will come out of the theatre enjoying the movie. “I feel like there’s a whole group of people that grew up with them, like I did, and they want to be hard on it, and it’s going to be impossible for them to walk away from this movie and hate it.”

Will Arnett has quickly become the worlds best Dad, as it’s all his sons have been able to talk about since he began work on the project. “We shot this movie in New York last summer, and I’d be on set all day, and my kids would actually come to the set quite a bit, but because the turtles are CG they couldn’t actually see them, but they’d watch the guys do the stunts and all this cool stuff.” He continued, “then I’d come home after we wrapped, and I’d walk in and my boys would be dressed up as the Turtles, and they’d say ‘Dad you have to play Shredder.”

“My life has been all things Turtles for a couple years now, which is great, because it’s a story and characters that I’m really comfortable with my sons being into, because there is such a great message.”

Source: KISS 925

Megan Fox Believes In Aliens And Can’t Understand Why You Don’t

Megan Fox is a believer. “I believe in everything,” she told MTV in an interview about her new movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” What does “everything” include? Aliens. Big Foot a.k.a. “a large bipedal primate.” And ghosts, which Fox not only believes in, but has experienced first-hand.

It all went down in Mexico City. Fox was just in her hotel room with her kid and nanny, when something visited her… and poured her phantom coffee.

Yes, phantom coffee. Just watch the video.

“I can’t explain to you why they were making those sounds,” Fox said after telling her side of the story, but we remain skeptical. What do you think?

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” opens in theaters on Friday, August 9.