BY LINDSEY BAHR
AP FILM WRITER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Turtle power isn't all that strong the second time around.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" opened to $35.3 million, according to comScore estimates Sunday - close to half of what the first film opened to in 2014. It's the latest in a string of underwhelming openings for sequels this summer, including "X-Men: Apocalypse," which fell a hefty 66 percent in its second weekend in theaters, earning $22.3 million for a second-place finish.

On the brighter side, the romantic tearjerker "Me Before You" proved again the might of the female audience. The film opened higher than expected with $18.3 million, putting it squarely in third place.

Meanwhile, the Lonely Island mockumentary "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," earned $4.6 million to take eighth place.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
PG-132016
Based on 30 critics

The turtles battle Shredder (Brian Tee), mad scientist Baxter Stockman, Bebop, Rocksteady and Krang. Read More

Me Before You
PG-132016
Based on 36 critics

A paralyzed man gets a new lease on life when a cheerful young woman becomes his caregiver. Read More

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