'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 Wed, May. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,145,551-12%4,39010$717$221,626,9762Paramount
2Robin Hood$2,593,100-16%3,503--$740$45,014,4301Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,185,179-13%2,968--$399$17,222,1541Summit
4Just Wright$472,554-21%1,831--$258$9,934,7621Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$374,000-12%3,075-257$122$57,284,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$336,558-15%2,620-383$128$208,734,3428Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$329,803-5%2,481-253$133$87,513,7466Fox
8The Back-up Plan$208,759-11%2,497-506$84$34,770,5944CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$120,642-24%2,695-307$45$15,486,8083Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$117,000-3%1,300-857$90$160,478,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$105,334-6%1,062-644$99$40,820,2945Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
4The Losers$49,0002%701-1749$70$22,902,0004Warner Bros.
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$43,917-10%403-179$109$331,666,06511Disney
6The Last Song$43,384-8%802-501$54$61,373,0107Disney
8City Island$42,285-9%2536$167$3,730,4589Anchor Bay
9Hot Tub Time Machine$41,0000%458-344$90$49,305,0008MGM
10Shutter Island$27,329-4%310121$88$127,296,36713Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$21,286-19%468-157$45$62,045,8669Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$13,873-8%281-123$49$59,725,4477Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,693-4%150-81$78$15,119,16813Summit
14She's Out of My League$11,0473%206-55$54$31,616,86510Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$8,204-11%209-12$39$88,380,32814Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,720-9%103-16$56$20,109,37710Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$4,9471%111-38$45$39,118,14312Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$4,890-21%132-28$37$59,844,32317Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$88,0002%480$1,833$5,991,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$21,139-4%33--$641$253,2341Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$18,00013%180$1,000$22,040,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Joneses$4,15721%56-12$74$1,411,6485Roadside Attractions
6The Runaways$3,78222%49-16$77$3,538,7919Apparition
7The Secret of Kells$2,883-14%264$111$470,19011GKIDS
8Crazy Heart$2,416-10%50-25$48$39,444,00122Fox Searchlight
9Brooklyn's Finest$2,277-9%64-49$36$27,161,22011Overture
10Cop Out$2,000-5%53-38$38$44,874,00012Warner Bros.
11Letters to God$2,000-35%74-38$27$2,802,0006Vivendi
12The Square (2010)$1,626-5%14-3$116$246,9896Apparition
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$1,00431%1--$1,004$8,7831Cinema Purgatorio
14The Blind Side$2500%11-14$23$255,951,00026Warner Bros.