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, Apr. 22 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oceans$2,466,530--1,206--$2,045$2,466,5300Disneynature
2How to Train Your Dragon$1,223,72811%3,825-182$320$162,995,7144Paramount / DreamWorks
3Kick-Ass$1,190,512-8%3,065--$388$25,365,8241Lionsgate
4Date Night$1,038,780-2%3,3806$307$52,871,5962Fox
5Death at a Funeral (2010)$927,504-4%2,459--$377$20,449,1771Sony / Screen Gems
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$915,007-5%3,753-49$244$136,639,3773Warner Bros.
7The Last Song$388,4758%2,76793$140$51,698,6713Disney
8Hot Tub Time Machine$305,580-6%2,308-303$132$43,726,1964MGM
9Alice in Wonderland (2010)$283,2166%2,024-506$140$325,272,9267Disney
10The Bounty Hunter$230,7002%2,475-426$93$61,167,1755Sony / Columbia