'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, Jun. 24 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 24 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Click$14,303,150-1%3,749--$3,815$28,729,4501Sony / Columbia
3Nacho Libre$4,645,99318%3,08313$1,507$49,100,6502Paramount
4The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$3,651,71215%3,0303$1,205$40,176,5712Universal
5Waist Deep$3,600,6869%1,004--$3,586$6,901,1741Rogue
6The Lake House$3,461,69222%2,6450$1,309$27,241,1752Warner Bros.
7The Break-Up$2,673,09934%2,906-240$920$102,303,4674Universal
8Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$2,020,55932%2,98135$678$14,820,7822Fox
9X-Men: The Last Stand$1,962,61139%2,408-404$815$223,037,5435Fox
10The Da Vinci Code$1,678,45753%1,911-502$878$204,316,9326Sony / Columbia