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 Mon, Nov. 28 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$2,525,769-71%4,0665$621$223,357,7782Lionsgate / Summit
2The Muppets$1,072,282-83%3,440--$312$42,588,9731Disney
3Immortals$623,461-66%2,677-443$233$69,330,4423Relativity Media
4Hugo$550,032-78%1,277--$431$15,952,0741Paramount
5Happy Feet Two$525,140-82%3,6115$145$44,280,4972Warner Bros.
6Arthur Christmas$440,036-84%3,376--$130$16,741,1671Sony / Columbia
7Jack and Jill$430,517-79%3,029-409$142$57,550,6293Sony / Columbia
8Tower Heist$346,360-73%2,474-468$140$65,545,1404Universal
9J. Edgar$333,057-67%1,910-37$174$29,170,9003Warner Bros.
10Puss in Boots (2011)$286,380-82%3,005-410$95$135,716,4725Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$485,880-71%433404$1,122$11,372,8322Fox Searchlight
2My Week with Marilyn$151,141-67%244--$619$2,213,2911Weinstein Company
3A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$124,377-58%875-933$142$31,683,7664Warner Bros. / New Line
4In Time$59,453-63%457-910$130$35,110,3875Fox
5Like Crazy$31,418-66%15041$209$2,509,8525Paramount Vantage
6Margin Call$20,437-68%140-30$146$4,388,1726Roadside Attractions
7The Way$16,954--101-36$168$3,391,4478Producers Distribution Agency
8Paranormal Activity 3$16,615-64%355-1047$47$103,262,3856Paramount
950/50$16,583-60%21025$79$34,571,3649Summit
10The Three Musketeers (2011)$16,463-65%22454$73$19,925,3916Summit
11The Ides of March$14,824-69%159-139$93$39,558,0708Sony / Columbia
12Moneyball$14,211-70%187-222$76$73,169,45910Sony / Columbia
13Martha Marcy May Marlene$14,133-67%113-67$125$2,589,9046Fox Searchlight
14Footloose (2011)$13,502-74%384-834$35$50,847,3697Paramount
15Courageous$11,473-75%211-306$54$32,771,2319Sony / TriStar
16Contagion$10,840-64%218-83$50$75,461,38912Warner Bros.
17Dolphin Tale$9,320-78%216-172$43$70,372,57510Warner Bros.
18Abduction$7,772-73%163-18$48$27,848,66610Lionsgate
19Rise of the Planet of the Apes$4,237-74%103-28$41$176,589,53417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Nov. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$19,488-63%4--$4,872$224,3661Weinstein Company
2Drive (2011)$8,487-63%9347$91$34,508,74111FilmDistrict
3The Rum Diary$6,296-53%54-98$117$12,963,3115FilmDistrict
4Born to Be Wild 3D$5,602-73%490$114$14,457,25534Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Anonymous$4,650-71%72-107$65$4,305,6685Sony / Columbia
6The Big Year$2,106-63%53-6$40$7,162,7557Fox
7The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$1,231-88%19--$65$75,7011Warner Bros.
8Inni$1,103-52%52$221$100,5265Cinema Purgatorio
9The Mighty Macs$915-55%11-17$83$1,890,4376Quaker Media
10Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$876-85%48-22$18$38,517,70815Weinstein Company
11Sarah's Key$790-68%27-25$29$7,686,16419Weinstein Company
12Machine Gun Preacher$180-87%9-10$20$537,76010Relativity Media
13Laugh at My Pain$141-69%4-7$35$7,702,11512CodeBlack Entertainment
14Project Nim$5-92%1--$5$407,21621Roadside Attractions