This weekend will see X-Men: Apocalypse & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows go head to head for the top spot at the domestic box office. Following a pretty slow start of $2M from Thursday night showings (which is about half of what the first film brought in), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel looks to likely take the top spot with a $27-30M opening weekend. While debuting at number one will be a win for the film, that debut is about half of what the first film opened up to when it hit theaters back in 2014.
Not far behind is Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse which looks to bring in around $26-29M on it’s second weekend. However, if audiences aren’t feeling it and Out Of The Shadows ends up underperforming, there’s a good chance that we could see the Bryan Singer helmed film winning the weekend once again. X-Men: Apocalypse has now also crossed the $300M benchmark worldwide before opening up in China this weekend and Japan on August 11th. Not the most amazing numbers but pretty solid ones considering the film only had a budget of $178M. Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.