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 Wed, Aug. 2 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 2 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$3,517,642-23%3,242--$1,085$55,211,0511Universal
2What Lies Beneath$2,758,708-19%2,82512$977$78,570,1422DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,489,101-20%3,107-5$479$128,003,6633Fox
4Scary Movie$968,056-22%3,256-45$297$136,096,1084Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$808,849-19%3,093-110$262$160,781,5855Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$754,482-18%2,328-15$324$54,672,4174Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$693,419-22%2,7520$252$35,466,8012Warner Bros.
8Thomas and the Magic Railroad$517,864-19%2,10652$246$8,282,2971Destination
9The Patriot$515,787-17%2,329-422$221$102,867,3935Sony / Columbia
10Loser$387,703-24%2,0160$192$13,432,2732Sony / Columbia