PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Those turtles are out of the shadows, all right. The sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, emerged victorious in the weekend box office wars, earning an estimated $35-million in its debut.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Delaware Valley As Snow Could Affect Thursday’s Morning Commute
That dropped last weekend’s ticket-selling champ, X-Men: Apocalypse, into second place with a weekend total of $22-million.READ MORE: PennDOT Dealing With Twin Challenges As Latest Winter Storm Bears Down On Philadelphia Region
Third place went to the debuting romantic drama, Me Before You, which took in $18-million. And fourth was the returning Alice Through the Looking Glass, with $11-million.
The weekend’s other new mainstream release – the music mockumentary, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, with Andy Samberg – debuted with a modest take of $5-million, good for an eighth-place finish.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Shortage Leads To Some Philly Area Hardware Stores Being Overstocked With Winter Weather Products
Overall, industry-wide totals were below both those of last weekend and those of a year ago.