'TMNT' debuts in China with $26.5m; 'Guardians' becomes #2 title of the year worldwide

Paramount Pictures International's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has come back out of its shell for this weekend's debut in China, where it took an estimated $26.5m, boosting its worldwide takings to $434.5m and showing once again that the Chinese box office can deliver big results for Hollywood.

The other big news of the weekend was that Disney and Marvel Studio's Guardians of the Galaxy has eclipsed fellow Disney picture Maleficent to become the second highest grossing movie of the year at the worldwide box office, after Transformers: Age of Extinction ($1.09bn). The current cume for Guardians is $765m, compared to Maleficent's $759m. Guardians total includes a contribution of more than $94m from China.

Prime Focus World is delighted to have worked on all three of the top grossing films of the year, as well as TMNT, and CEO Namit Malhotra will be presenting to Chinese delegates at the Beijing International Motion Picture and TV Production Forum, which runs from 8-10 December 2015.

Read more about the weekend's box office news at The Hollywood Reporter