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 Thu, Jun. 19 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 19 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$4,189,703-7%3,505--$1,195$74,919,0321Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$4,105,236-2%4,13622$993$133,895,7302Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$1,982,574-9%2,986--$664$40,266,7641Fox
4You Don't Mess with the Zohan$1,891,404-5%3,4664$546$76,854,0182Sony / Columbia
5Sex and the City$1,601,666-3%3,155-170$508$125,919,3023Warner Bros. / New Line
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$1,469,073-1%3,804-386$386$282,419,2084Paramount
7Iron Man$743,5433%2,403-528$309$300,787,3997Paramount
8The Strangers$542,193-8%2,410-67$225$47,636,0053Universal / Rogue
9The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$481,4233%2,308-757$209$133,757,3775Disney
10What Happens in Vegas$243,590-5%1,422-944$171$76,750,1706Fox