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Ninja Turtles 2 Sequel, Half Shell, could break 500 Million Mark

After the success of the TMNT 2014 movie, the entire crew for the upcoming sequel have their hands full. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (AKA Half Shell) has officially gone into production. Fans have a lot to be excited about: this time around will feature a new director and added characters.

The added characters will add more appeal to the successful franchise, thus for more money. Now movie goers will be entertained by new characters such as Casey Jones, along with Bebop & Rocksteady. These are only the confirmed characters for now, more is sure to come. Maybe Krang makes it to a life-action film?

The man at helm is director Dave Green (Earth to Echo) and he seems extremely ready for the gigantic project. Even Stephen Amell (Casey Jones) confirmed he was moved by director Dave Green’s passion for this film. Lots of fans complained the TMNT 2014 film lacked personal moments with the turtles. The Ninja Turtles are hilarious, so hopefully the new director can install [almost] everything the fans want.

Worldwide Total Lifetime Gross
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) –              $201,965,915
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (1991) –           $120,556,813
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) –          $63,324,048
TMNT (2007) –                                                         $95,608,995
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) –              $485,004,754
Ninja Turtles: Half Shell (2016) –                         $500,000,000+ (projected)

According to NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners), the price of tickets in 1990 was $4.22 and currently is 8.17. That’s about 94% (1.936) higher – therefore, the original 1990 film would have sold for 391,006,011 in today’s economy. Apparently, the new film would still have beaten its predecessor.

Hopefully the franchise continues to succeed and please fans on television and the big screen. Tell us your favorite incarnation of the Ninja Turtles.

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Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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