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 Tue, Jan. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$9,679,1235%3,8320$2,526$142,943,8802Disney
2I Am Legend$6,784,17040%3,63616$1,866$206,129,8573Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$6,555,35516%3,484-15$1,882$153,628,5343Fox
4Juno$3,543,13385%1,01921$3,477$31,471,5651Fox Searchlight
5Charlie Wilson's War$3,038,188-22%2,5750$1,180$41,703,5332Universal
6The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,621,03216%2,7720$946$21,679,5021Sony / Columbia
7P.S. I Love You$2,611,03153%2,46410$1,060$27,902,1582Warner Bros.
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$2,325,33670%1,2490$1,862$30,612,2422Paramount / DreamWorks
9Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$2,278,59573%2,61148$873$30,483,4141Fox
10Enchanted$1,768,22313%2,26235$782$113,914,9006Disney