LOS ANGELES - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" romped to the top of the US box office, dethroning "Guardians of the Galaxy" in their first weekend in theaters, industry figures showed on Sunday.
The fighting turtles, on a mission to save New York from the clutches of evil-doers, made off with $65 million in receipts, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
Starring Megan Fox, the latest reboot of the Ninja Turtle franchise handily overtook "Guardians of the Galaxy," which dropped to number two with a $41.5 million gross following a stellar $94 million debut the weekend before.
Animals and extra-terrestrial superheros got little competition, with tornado disaster flick "Into the Storm" a distant third with an $18 million take at the box office its first weekend out.
Fourth was another newcomer, "The Hundred Foot Journey," a romantic comedy with Helen Mirren and Om Puri as culture-clashing restaurateurs. It made $11.1 million.