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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel tops US box office

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Image caption Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows comes two years after its predecessor

The latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film has topped the US box office on its opening weekend, taking $35.3m (£24.2m).

But the movie was not as successful as its predecessor, which took $65.6m (£45.4m) when it opened in August 2014.

Last week's number one, X-Men: Apocalypse, slipped to number two with earnings of $22.3m (£15.5m).

Me Before You, based on the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes, debuted at number three despite mixed reviews.

The film sees Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke play a young woman who falls in love with a disabled banker played by Sam Claflin.

Alice Through the Looking Glass, starring Johnny Depp, fell to number four, grossing just under $10.7m (£7.4m) in its second weekend.

The Angry Birds Movie rounded off the top five, making $9.8m (£6.8m).

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Image caption Shakira, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman all voiced characters in Zootopia

Disney's Zootopia - released as Zootropolis in the UK - passed the $1bn (£693m) mark over the weekend, only the fourth animated movie in history to do so.

Frozen, Minions and Toy Story 3 are the only other animated films to have passed the milestone.

Only one other film in 2016 has crossed the billion-dollar mark - Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.

Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer, Shakira, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman all voice characters in Zootopia, which is set in a city populated by animals.

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