Washington: `The Expendables 3` failed to budge `Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles` and `Guardians of the Galaxy` from their top positions at the North American box office.
While the first `Expendables` had opened with 34.8 million dollars domestically back in 2010, and the second film with 28.6 million dollars in 2012, the latest movie in the franchise grossed just 16.2 million dollars in its debut weekend, suggest reports.
Even 20th Century Fox`s film, `Let`s Be Cops,` grossed more than the action film, taking the third position with a domestic debut of 26.1 million dollars. It is believed that the good copy of the film, which had leaked on the Internet, played a huge role in damaging the film`s box office performance.
Meanwhile, ` Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles` grossed a total of 117.6 million dollars in its second week, and ` Guardians of the Galaxy` stayed put at 2nd position as it grossed a total of 222.3 million dollars in its third weekend domestically. The Marvel movie even crossed 400 million dollars mark at the global box office .