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Ninja Turtles take first place and $35 million at weekend box office

Ryan McLoughlin (L), Dayl Cronin (2nd L), Dean Gibbons (3rd L), Brendan Murray (4th L), Josh Gray (2nd R) and Cian Morran (R) at the premiere of the Paramount Pictures' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows' on June 1, 2016 in Dublin. Photograph: (Getty)

Reuters United States Jun 08, 2016, 06.09 AM (IST)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows finished on top of the U.S. box office this weekend, grossing more than $35 million in the movie following the crime-fighting reptiles Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael as they battle bigger and meaner villains.

"Ninja Turtles", which stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett, opened on June 3 in 4071 theaters.

In its second week in theaters, "X-Men Apocalypse" made more than $22 million, totaling $116 million for its run, according to Box Office Mojo website.

The romantic drama "Me Before You" grossed more than $18, million in its opening weekend, the website reported.

The film, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, follows the the romance between a paralyzed man who has decided to commit suicide and his caregiver.

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" took in $10.6 million, to bring the film starring Johnny Depp and Sacha Baron Cohen $50.7 million for its two-week run, according to Box Office Mojo.

And "Angry Birds" rounded out the top five, pulling in $9.75 million over the weekend for a gross of $86.6 million over three weeks.

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