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 Sun, Jan. 8 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Devil Inside$5,195,613-56%2,285--$2,274$33,732,5151Paramount
2Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$4,705,520-48%3,555100$1,324$169,568,9714Paramount
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$3,405,900-44%3,603-100$945$157,049,3824Warner Bros.
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$2,884,851-42%2,95036$978$76,900,6283Sony / Columbia
5Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,708,410-40%3,425-299$791$111,585,3674Fox
6War Horse$2,240,400-42%2,783236$805$56,904,6823Disney / DreamWorks
7We Bought a Zoo$2,124,550-44%3,1707$670$56,399,9063Fox
8The Adventures of Tintin$1,987,791-33%3,006-81$661$62,008,0153Paramount
9The Darkest Hour$660,056-53%2,163-164$305$18,690,6053Summit
10New Year's Eve$620,700-56%1,864-361$333$51,868,1405Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Muppets$452,716-27%1,236-305$366$85,561,1957Disney
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$368,896-45%1,058-353$349$278,415,7338Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$1,323,034-46%809752$1,635$10,129,6705Focus
2The Descendants$648,615-45%737-21$880$43,960,7008Fox Searchlight
3Hugo$489,488-32%843-108$581$52,630,9087Paramount
4Young Adult$318,989-44%830-157$384$14,747,8515Paramount
5The Artist$311,941-39%1725$1,814$7,097,6127Weinstein Company
6The Sitter$276,688-42%758-590$365$28,722,9945Fox
7My Week with Marilyn$233,692-35%584-46$400$10,458,3407Weinstein Company
8Puss in Boots (2011)$174,176-36%351-38$496$146,597,21511Paramount / DreamWorks
9Happy Feet Two$74,221-21%285-240$260$61,356,5968Warner Bros.
10Tower Heist$72,275-48%29542$245$77,198,42010Universal
11Courageous$46,708-28%19110$245$34,311,60915Sony / TriStar
12Jack and Jill$36,164-54%171-51$211$71,974,4939Sony / Columbia
13Moneyball$33,662-57%231-19$146$75,267,10516Sony / Columbia
14Arthur Christmas$30,451-24%280-1063$109$46,440,4917Sony / Columbia
15In Time$29,461-41%1329$223$37,238,31711Fox
16J. Edgar$28,878-42%152-303$190$36,862,1789Warner Bros.
17Dolphin Tale$27,336-40%149-39$183$72,165,81916Warner Bros.
18Immortals$25,335-29%128-100$198$82,851,9139Relativity Media
19The Ides of March$16,725-47%114-29$147$40,962,53414Sony / Columbia
20Footloose (2011)$16,438-53%131-51$125$51,780,53713Paramount
21A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$16,005-31%125-120$128$35,033,75910Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$64,512-25%45-10$1,434$2,366,6696Fox Searchlight
2The Iron Lady$54,237-29%51$10,847$520,6692Weinstein Company
3Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$32,079-22%60$5,347$498,6693Warner Bros.
4Pariah (2011)$30,754-32%117$2,796$233,4112Focus
5Born to Be Wild 3D$26,016-32%45-4$578$15,327,37040Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Drive (2011)$14,970-32%305$499$34,911,58517FilmDistrict
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$10,367-27%75$1,481$90,6813FilmDistrict
8Margin Call$7,721-47%301$257$5,300,73212Roadside Attractions
9Like Crazy$1,597-46%15-15$106$3,388,21011Paramount Vantage
10Inni$1,421-4%32$474$122,01011Cinema Purgatorio