Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2014 American superhero film based on the fictional superhero team of the same name. It is the fifth theatrical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and the first in the reboot series. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and written by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, and Evan Daugherty, the film stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, Abby Elliott, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, and Alan Ritchson, as well as the voices of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub.
The film was announced shortly before Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird sold the rights to the characters to Nickelodeon in October 2009. It was released on August 8, 2014, by Paramount Pictures. The film received generally negative reviews, with criticism mainly directed at the lack of character development. Despite the film's negative reception, the film was a box office success, earning $493 million on a $125–150 million budget and becoming the highest-grossing film of the series and the highest-grossing of Nickelodeon Movies. The sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, was released in June 2016.