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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jul. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men$5,848,730-8%3,025--$1,933$66,653,2971Fox
2Scary Movie$3,396,1883%3,152240$1,077$96,609,1692Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$1,989,42910%3,4070$584$132,298,7393Warner Bros.
4Disney's The Kid$1,459,64611%2,320153$629$32,776,9412Disney
5The Patriot$1,232,93313%3,0610$403$85,091,8893Sony / Columbia
6Me, Myself & Irene$814,95714%2,850-146$286$78,634,7894Fox
7Gone in 60 Seconds$401,83216%1,702-169$236$91,739,0696Disney
8The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$349,49211%2,328-154$150$21,082,0023Universal
9Big Momma's House$342,7973%1,643-283$209$108,973,9697Fox
10Mission: Impossible II$281,1958%1,709-348$165$208,210,6668Paramount