'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 Sun, Jul. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$13,258,246-43%4,468--$2,967$157,577,1691Summit
2The Last Airbender$9,322,544-35%3,169--$2,942$57,836,1161Paramount
3Toy Story 3$8,309,479-27%4,0280$2,063$289,106,1933Disney
4Grown Ups$5,127,427-27%3,5340$1,451$77,631,1172Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,119,803-21%3,1046$1,005$45,751,8472Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$2,225,125-28%3,109-631$716$151,523,5174Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$903,564-25%2,153-1089$420$69,280,9744Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$331,555-29%884-1305$375$17,474,8155Universal
2Shrek Forever After$269,007-18%957-1383$281$232,278,6417Paramount / DreamWorks
3Iron Man 2$180,072-26%522-647$345$308,292,7779Paramount
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$175,677-34%600-1251$293$88,144,6716Disney
5Letters to Juliet$162,679-47%340-169$478$50,945,2748Summit
6Solitary Man$157,915-23%176-1$897$2,757,6637Anchor Bay
8Robin Hood$96,390-24%378-291$255$103,913,9358Universal
9Sex and the City 2$94,733-37%355-546$267$94,076,9426Warner Bros. / New Line
11How to Train Your Dragon$81,827-37%303-30$270$216,156,99415Paramount / DreamWorks
12Date Night$46,168-37%242-44$191$97,634,50813Fox
13Jonah Hex$32,844-21%350-2475$94$9,937,4233Warner Bros.
14Splice$31,564-55%140-200$225$16,539,2425Warner Bros
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$29,940-30%175-51$171$162,916,18914Warner Bros.
16Death at a Funeral (2010)$25,570-47%136-20$188$42,708,95112Sony / Screen Gems
17Furry Vengeance$20,088-43%107-50$188$17,466,37210Summit
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$9,928-35%110-62$90$62,992,95010Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$225,106-28%7760$2,923$1,492,3463Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$131,802-27%8313$1,588$1,712,2204Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$81,731-10%522$1,572$9,678,30516Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$37,317-15%81-24$461$6,320,62816Anchor Bay
5Under the Sea 3D$15,521-1%130$1,194$22,684,01873Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Just Wright$13,320-41%95-16$140$21,310,3948Fox Searchlight
7The Back-up Plan$12,906-35%97-50$133$37,358,50511CBS Films
9The Bounty Hunter$11,594-56%67-37$173$67,050,02416Sony / Columbia
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$10,062-33%70-35$144$63,789,16216Fox
12Raavan$4,232-19%28-87$151$702,4283Reliance Big Pictures
13The Secret of Kells$3,626-10%14-1$259$655,93018GKIDS
14Princess Kaiulani$1,925-12%5-3$385$836,4718Roadside Attractions
15Racing Dreams$1,515200%30$505$49,1627Hanover House
16The Square (2010)$1,479-30%5-3$296$392,46413Apparition
17The Joneses$1,0908%1-2$1,090$1,469,63212Roadside Attractions