Grosses

'If I Stay' Leads Friday w/ $6.8M; 'Guardians' ($4.8M) & 'Turtles' ($4.5M) Still Solid; 'Game' Takes $3.0M; 'Sin City' Sequel Tanks w/ $2.6MAugust 23, 2014 03:35 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay grabbed $6.83 million on Friday, including Thursday's $1.1 million sneaks. That's a healthy start for the young adult adaptation and sets it up nicely for a weekend around $17 million. If I Stay's opening day was 44 percent higher than The Giver's last week, and just 12 percent behind August 2009's The Time Traveler's Wife. The film's CinemaScore was a solid "A-", while Flixster users are more middling at 75 percent.

The race for first place could be a close one, though. Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy slipped just 30 percent from last Friday to $4.83 million yesterday, taking second place. The flick boasts $239.1 million in the domestic bank so far, and it will overtake Transformers: Age of Extinction on Saturday to become the summer's highest grossing film. The pic is also an impressive 12 percent ahead of the pace of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. BoxOffice projects a $17.2 million return to first place for Guardians' fourth weekend.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was no slouch itself on its third Friday, dropping a healthy 43 percent from last Friday to $4.54 million. The reboot has claimed $133.35 million to date, 19 percent ahead of the pace of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. BoxOffice projects $16.1 million for its third frame.

When the Game Stands Tall earned $3 million yesterday, 44 percent behind the opening day take of 2006's Invincible. BoxOffice projects a $9.5 million opening weekend.

Meanwhile, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was dead on arrival Friday. The nine-years-in-the-making sequel took in $2.62 million on Friday after an already disappointing $480,000 Thursday night start. The opening day figure is 55 percent lower than last year's Kick-Ass 2, and puts the film on course for an opening frame around $6 million. For reference, the original Sin City took in $11.8 million on opening day alone in its April 2005 debut. Early fan word of mouth appears mixed with a 76 percent Flixster score, comparable to 300: Rise of an Empire's 73 percent one day after release.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 14 - Sun, Apr. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys (1995)$11,016,525-29%2,1320$5,167$32,502,4292Sony / Columbia
2Rob Roy$7,190,047255%1,5211388$4,727$9,213,3192MGM/UA
3A Goofy Movie$5,264,979-14%2,17617$2,420$11,394,5362Disney
4Jury Duty$4,831,622--2,169--$2,228$4,831,6221Sony / TriStar
5Tommy Boy$4,205,846-31%2,1860$1,924$18,352,4533Paramount
6Don Juan de Marco$3,704,804-19%1,211101$3,059$8,261,0782New Line
7Outbreak$2,863,295-29%1,825-321$1,569$44,778,3316Warner Bros.
8Dolores Claiborne$2,009,299-33%1,2560$1,600$15,240,9684Sony / Columbia
9Major Payne$1,947,240-32%1,803-188$1,080$17,061,8354Universal
10Forrest Gump$1,301,882-24%1,047-78$1,243$207,415,24541Paramount