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, Apr. 22 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 22 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forgetting Sarah Marshall$1,622,854-3%2,798--$580$21,027,8521Universal
2The Forbidden Kingdom$1,475,444-13%3,151--$468$24,570,0321Lionsgate
388 Minutes$554,867-1%2,168--$256$8,070,5521Sony / Columbia
421$444,138-1%2,903167$153$70,900,1874Sony / Columbia
5Prom Night (2008)$406,157-5%2,7000$150$32,966,3012Sony / Screen Gems
6Street Kings$386,282-5%2,4692$156$20,851,7382Fox Searchlight
7Nim's Island$374,516-13%3,277-241$114$33,697,6393Fox
8Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$254,301-11%2,670-539$95$144,951,4386Fox
9Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed$227,721-4%1,052--$216$3,436,3011Rocky Mountain Pictures
10Leatherheads$211,2590%2,79827$76$27,028,3513Universal