'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 Sun, Jun. 17 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 17 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$16,413,653-16%3,959--$4,146$58,052,0901Fox
2Ocean's Thirteen$6,003,898-22%3,5650$1,684$70,432,6692Warner Bros.
3Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$4,018,899-22%3,329-673$1,207$274,145,9644Disney
4Knocked Up$3,880,178-32%2,90731$1,335$90,017,3963Universal
5Surf's Up$2,855,430-19%3,5313$809$34,623,1232Sony / Columbia
6Shrek the Third$2,809,006-20%3,505-420$801$297,247,2515Paramount / DreamWorks
7Nancy Drew$1,511,146-40%2,612--$579$6,830,1731Warner Bros.
8Mr. Brooks$929,960-21%1,923-530$484$23,525,4863MGM
9Hostel Part II$906,066-20%2,3500$386$14,208,8072Lionsgate
10Spider-Man 3$818,511-18%1,822-748$449$330,017,8767Sony / Columbia