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, Jul. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$17,916,45929%4,16614$4,301$243,030,2002Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$9,600,799-11%3,091--$3,106$20,359,7421DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$5,747,65016%3,086--$1,862$19,134,4601Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$4,257,29528%2,011286$2,117$76,683,9973Lionsgate
5White Chicks$2,489,08427%2,201-599$1,131$55,126,8423Sony / Columbia
6The Notebook (2004)$2,474,65317%2,288-35$1,082$41,147,9453New Line
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$2,211,38617%2,444-509$905$96,256,1524Fox
8The Terminal$2,076,12938%2,313-469$898$63,866,5044DreamWorks
9Shrek 2$1,752,78628%2,142-467$818$417,200,3378DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,578,27536%2,002-723$788$231,484,5156Warner Bros.