The movie Glenn Beck had no desire to see continued to reign supreme at the box office Sunday.
Moviegoers continued to shell out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 3” was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.
The rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the $16.2 million earned by Stallone’s gang of aged warriors.
The paltry, fourth-place total for “The Expendables 3,” a PG-13 turn for the previously R-rated action franchise, is well below previous hauls. The last two “Expendables” opened with $34.8 million and $28.6 million.
Instead, the Marvel’s “The Guardians of the Galaxy” came in second with $24.7 million in its third weekend. The buddy comedy “Let’s Be Cops” landed in third with a $17.7 million opening.
The Lois Lowry adaption “The Giver” debuted with $12.8 million.
The “Turtles” movie remained a hit despite being “certified rotten” by critics, beating out three new movies in its second weekend.
Some have noted that the top-opening new movie, “Let’s Be Cops,” has “terrible timing,” as the film’s comedic message contrasts against the upheaval in St. Louis, in which protestors have spent the past week decrying the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.
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