Turns out the 1991 Vanilla Ice-flavored sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and 1993's Part III: Turtles in Time didn't kill the franchise, after all. It may have taken 14 years for the turtles to return, but audiences stopped, collaborated and listened, helping the CGI-powered TMNT rack up an impressive $25.4 million to win a crowded box office race.
Here's what Patricia predicted for the weekend box office on Friday:
And here's the actual top five:
1. TMNT - $25.4 million
2. 300 - $20.5 million
3. Shooter - $14.5 million
4. Wild Hogs - $14.4 million
5. The Last Mimzy - $10.2 million