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, Sep. 14 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 14 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop$8,325,45721%1,605--$5,187$15,201,2961MGM
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,900,11661%1,76469$2,778$94,182,28622IFC Films
3One Hour Photo$3,450,39842%1,2121039$2,847$12,449,5164Fox Searchlight
4SwimFan$2,607,72431%2,8604$912$18,236,9962Fox
5Signs$2,500,32161%3,051-181$820$211,681,9147Disney
6Stealing Harvard$2,470,98916%2,366--$1,044$4,596,4501Sony / Columbia
7City by the Sea$2,133,40950%2,5750$829$15,352,9982Warner Bros.
8XXX$1,467,55862%2,771-317$530$134,458,3226Sony / Columbia
9Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,200,158161%2,493-328$481$76,276,2056Miramax / Dimension
10Austin Powers in Goldmember$850,11171%1,811-291$469$208,674,3708New Line