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 Fri, Apr. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$10,775,527--2,971--$3,627$10,775,5271Miramax
2The Punisher$5,150,325--2,649--$1,944$5,150,3251Lionsgate
3Johnson Family Vacation$1,757,125191%1,3269$1,325$16,784,9962Fox Searchlight
4Home on the Range$1,508,84273%2,735-323$552$33,781,7113Disney
5Hellboy$1,458,54493%2,897-146$503$46,113,8633Sony / Columbia
6Walking Tall$1,440,207143%2,444-392$589$33,473,3653MGM
7Ella Enchanted$1,334,474146%1,9398$688$10,674,3522Miramax
8Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,327,69280%2,810-320$472$68,412,7864Warner Bros.
9The Alamo (2004)$1,245,734116%2,6090$477$13,509,1672Disney
10The Whole Ten Yards$1,219,715196%2,6540$460$10,125,4472Warner Bros.