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 Sat, Jan. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$10,024,3821%3,1013085$3,233$21,782,7591Sony / Columbia
2Snow Dogs$7,233,04270%2,302--$3,142$11,494,2461Disney
3The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$5,034,42357%3,266-115$1,541$241,180,6725New Line
4A Beautiful Mind$4,628,99539%2,2253$2,080$70,865,0063Universal
5Orange County$3,235,65613%2,3170$1,396$24,778,7462Paramount
6Ocean's Eleven$2,302,82637%2,6700$862$168,850,3197Warner Bros.
7Kate & Leopold$1,444,14741%2,381-86$607$19,197,5924Miramax
8Vanilla Sky$1,264,55036%2,355-415$537$92,127,8496Paramount
9Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$1,242,204135%2,506-304$496$71,599,5375Paramount
10Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,075,230103%1,851-319$581$307,966,14710Warner Bros.