Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel In Works
A sequel to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film has been confirmed as figures show it took $65m (£48.5m) in its opening weekend in the US.
The fighting turtles, on a mission to save New York from villains, dethroned Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Starring Megan Fox and produced by Michael Bay, the latest reboot of the Ninja Turtle franchise has not received positive reviews from critics.
However, Paramount studios said the box office figures had "exceeded" expectations and the second film is planned for summer 2016.
"Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the Turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before," said Adam Goodman, president of Paramount's film group, according to Deadline.
"The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story."
Guardians of the Galaxy dropped to number two with a $41.5m (£31m) gross following a stellar $94m (£70m) debut the weekend before.
Animals and extra-terrestrial superheroes got little competition, with tornado disaster flick Into the Storm a distant third with an $18m (£13m) take at the box office its first weekend out.